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How it Feels to Float

How it Feels to Float

A stunning, profound, deeply hopeful story about love, loss and living with mental illness, from an exceptional new voice in YA.

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ISBN 9781760783303
Barcode 9781760783303
Published 23 April 2019 by Pan Macmillan
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Fox, Helena
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ISBN-13 9781760783303
ISBN-10 1760783307
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Pan Australia
Publication Date 23 April 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Fox, Helena
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 131mm
Height: 195mm
Spine: 24mm
Weight 262g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 979421

Description of this Book

Biz knows how to float. She has her posse, her mum and the twins. She has Grace. And she has her dad, who tells her about the little kid she was, and who shouldn't be here - because he died when she was seven - but is. So she doesn't tell anyone her dark thoughts. She knows how to float, right there on the surface - normal okay regular fine. But when the tethers that hold Biz steady come undone - when her dad disappears along with all comfort - might it be easier, better, sweeter to float away? This is a mesmerising, radiant debut. It's a story about love, grief, family and friendship, about intergenerational mental illness, and about how living with it is both a bridge and a chasm to the ones we've lost. Helena Fox explores the hard, bewildering and beautiful places loss can take us, and honours those who hold us tightly when the current wants to tug us out to sea. 'Every now and then you pick up a novel and you know you've found something wonderful - a glorious voice, a character you adore. Helen Fox's novel delivers. It is exquisite. Read it.' Cath Crowley

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Author's Bio

Helena Fox lives in the seaside city of Wollongong, Australia, with her endlessly creative and kind family. She mentors and runs writing workshops for young people, and is a graduate of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College in the U.S. Helena has travelled and lived all around the world, but of all her adventures, working with young people and helping them find and express their voice has brought her the greatest joy. How It Feels to Float is her debut novel.

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