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Dear Vincent

Dear Vincent (Paperback)

By Hager, Mandy

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Powerful YA fiction about a teenager coming to terms with the suicide of her sister. Tara, the main character, is a blossoming painter who loves the work of Vincent Van Gogh, and his story is used as a counterpoint to her own. It is also a novel about the power of love, and how t...he acquisition of inner peace requires forgiveness of ourselves and others. 17 year old Tara McClusky's life is hard. She shares the care of her paralysed father with her domineering, difficult mother, forced to cut down on her hours at school to help support the family with a part-time rest home job. She's very much alone, still grieving the loss of her older sister Van, who died five years before. Her only source of consolation is her obsession with art and painting in particular. Most especially she is enamoured with Vincent Van Gogh: has read all his letters and finds many parallels between the tragic story of his life and her own. Luckily she meets the intelligent, kindly Professor Max Stockhamer (Jewish refugee and philosopher) and his grandson Johannes, and their support is crucial to her ability to survive this turbulent time.
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ISBN 9781775533276
Published NZ 7 Jun 2013
Publisher Random House
Format Paperback
8 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days

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ISBN-13 9781775533276
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Random House New Zealand Ltd
Published 7 Jun 2013
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hager, Mandy
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Fiction Dealing With Family Issues
Suicide, Death & Bereavement
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
LIANZA 2014 Children's Book Awards Finalists
LIANZA Young Adult Fiction Award
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 22mm
Dewey Code 823.2
Weight 278g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress Family problems, Loneliness, Grief, Suicide, Young adult fiction
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile