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In the Key of Dale

In the Key of Dale (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Lefebvre, Benjamin

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    1 Nov 22

Part comedy, part grief narrative, In the Key of Dale is a disarming coming-of-age novel about a queer teen music prodigy who discovers pieces of himself in places he never thought to look. Sixteen-year-old Dale Cardigan is a loner who's managed to make himself completely invisib...le at his all-boys high school. He doesn't fit with his classmates (whom he mentally renames), his stepbrother (whom nobody at school knows he's related to), or even his mother (who never quite sees how gifted a musician Dale he might be), but they don't fit with him, either. And he's fine with that. To him, high school and home life are stages to endure until his real life can finally begin. Somewhat against his will, he befriends one classmate, Rusty, who gets a rare look at Dale's complex life outside school--but their friendship is made awkward when it seems his growing attraction to Rusty is doomed to remain one-sided. Still, it's to Rusty that Dale turns when he stumbles upon a family secret. An epistolary novel written in the form of letters to his late father, In the Key of Dale is a beguiling, pitch-perfect book about growing up, fitting in, and finding a way out of grief and loneliness toward the melodic light of adulthood. Ages 12 and up.
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ISBN 9781551529035
Publisher Arsenal Pulp Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 1 Nov 2022

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ISBN-13 9781551529035
Stock Release date is 1 November 2022
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 1 Nov 2022
Publisher Arsenal Pulp Press
Imprint Arsenal Pulp Press
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Lefebvre, Benjamin
Category Not specified
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 203mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
ONIX Text Young adult