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The Unlikely World of Faraway Frankie Keith Brooke

The Unlikely World of Faraway Frankie

Keith Brooke

Published
ISBN : 9781907069130
Hardcover
176 pages
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 About the Book 

We’ve all dreamt of Faraway, a place so like the world we know but where we make the rules. For Frankie Finnegan, a boy whose sister has died, whose family is in meltdown and whose school life is blighted by bullies, such dreams have a keener edge.MoreWe’ve all dreamt of Faraway, a place so like the world we know but where we make the rules. For Frankie Finnegan, a boy whose sister has died, whose family is in meltdown and whose school life is blighted by bullies, such dreams have a keener edge. Until one day he wakes up in Faraway. His World- His Rules- His Dream- where Grace is still alive and his parents can be happy again.Yet it soon becomes clear that he’s not the only one with power in Faraway, and the mysterious ‘Owner’ doesn’t take kindly to interference. Things start to unravel, and Frankie’s Dream slides inexorably towards Nightmare…A masterclass in how to transcend labels. It is wiser about youth and imagination than most other novels published today- and everybody, of whatever age, should read it.” – Adam Roberts“An accomplished coming-of-age story that balances the real and the surreal to great effect.” — The Guardian“One of the best short novels of childhood you will read this year.” — SF Site“It will stay in my mind for a long time” — Science Fiction & Fantasy“This is an elegant little gem of a book: unsettling, funny and exciting in equal measure... Recommended.” – Tony Ballantyne