The Boy and the Sea

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    Abstract

    At the start of a summer's day, Ward is waiting on the beach. His friend, Alex, wants him to come to a party at Alison's where there'll be girls and drinks and the possibilities of fun. But Ward is shy and self-conscious and struggling to move from under the weight of his powerful father. He'd rather wait on the beach for the surf to come up. As the sun moves towards its highest point and the girls' laughter carries along the wind towards Ward, the tide changes and Ward is faced with a dramatic event that will change his life forever. This beautiful and intense coming-of-age story captures perfectly the discomforts and challenges of being fifteen years old with the world stretching out in front of you. Sensual, heady, as though dazed by the heat of her pages, Gunn slowly unfolds a tale of danger and sexuality, of mothers and sons and the fathers who rule them, and of the sea.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherFaber and Faber
    ISBN (Print)9780571230198
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

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    Boys
    Laughter
    Sexuality
    Sun
    Fun
    Conscious
    Summer
    Danger
    Heat

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    Gunn, K. (2006). The Boy and the Sea. Faber and Faber.
    Gunn, Kirsty. / The Boy and the Sea. Faber and Faber, 2006.
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