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The Cartographer


 On Sale: 1/02/2012
 Formats:     Trade paperback
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'If ... you enjoyed Safran Foer's EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE, you are going to want to read this book' BOOKSELLER + PUBLISHER Melbourne, 1959. An 11-year-old boy witnesses a murder as he spies through the window of a strange house. God, whom he no longer counts as a friend, obviously has a pretty screwed-up sense of humour: just one year before, the boy had looked on helplessly as his twin brother, Tom, suffered a violent death. Now, having been seen by the angry murderer, he is a kid on the run. With only a charming but shady grandfather, a professional standover man and a mild-mannered local couple as adult mentors, he takes refuge in the dark drains and grimy tunnels beneath the city, transforming himself into a series of superheroes and creating a rather unreliable map to plot out places where he is unlikely to cross paths with the bogeyman. A bold, captivating and outrageously funny novel about a boy who refuses to give in, and the numerous shifty, dodgy and downright malicious bastards he has to contend with on his grand adventure of loss and discovery, THE CARTOGRAPHER is an astounding, fresh and unforgettably poignant novel you'd be a mug to miss! Not since The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time has there been such a compelling child narrator. It's an Aussie odyssey in the spirit of Huckleberry Finn and Oliver Twist.' - MELBOURNE HERALD SUN


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ISBN: 9780732293161; ISBN10: 0732293162; On Sale: 1/02/2012; Format: Trade paperback; Trimsize: 154 x 235 x 28 mm; Pages: 400; $29.99; ; BISAC1:FIC000000; BISAC2:003-251

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