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Corbenic

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Corbenic by Catherine Fisher
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"Brilliant book!"
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This is one of the best books I've ever read. It may be nominally a teenage book, but it's more than that. Creepily realistic characters keep you riveted until the end and pull you into the story. The gritty realism isn't what you'd expect and there's no shininess that you'd expect from a book aimed at teenagers. Thoroughly recommended, for all ages.

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Cal has struggled to cope with his mother's drinking and her psychotic episodes since he was six; cooped up in their dirty council flat he dreams of a new life. So when he leaves to live with his uncle Trevor in Chepstow he is ruthless about breaking with the past, despite his mother's despair. But getting off the train at the wrong station he finds himself at the castle of the Fisher King, and from then on moves in a nightmare spiral of predetermined descent into a wasteland of desolation and adventure, always seeking the way back to the Grail he has betrayed.Catherine Fisher has created a gripping and highly moving novel that moves between myth and a contemporary journey of self-knowledge until one becomes indistinguishable from the other. Drawing in Arthurian themes, historical re-enactments and the Four Hallows, Cal's quest for a return to peace of mind is an elaborate and ambitious Grail novel for our time. An important new work from the author of the Book of the crow.

Author Biography

Born in Newport, Catherine Fisher gained a B-ed at the University of Wales and became a primary school teacher. She has written poetry and a number of novels for young people, several of which have been shortlisted for book awards. Darkhenge has been long listed for the Carnegie Medal.
Release date NZ
July 4th, 2002
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Red Fox
Pages
224
Dimensions
129x198x14
ISBN-13
9780099438489
Product ID
1659592

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