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    How the Light Gets in (Paperback) By (author) M. J. Hyland

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    DescriptionNew from Walker/Canongate: This is an acutely observed story of adolescence, featuring one of the most likeable but challenging young adults in contemporary fiction. Lou Connor, a gifted, unhappy sixteen-year-old, is desperate to escape her life of poverty in Sydney. When she is offered an exchange student placement at a school in America it seems as if her dreams will be fulfilled. Her host family has a beautiful house and couldn't be more welcoming...until she starts to be suffocated by the repressed atmosphere of their suburban mansion and things start to go badly wrong. In Lou Connor, Hyland creates a larger-than-life protagonist who mesmerises the reader with her vivacity and vulnerability, from hopeful beginning to unexpected, haunting end. New from Walker/Canongate: bringing some of the best fiction to the young adult and crossover markets in specifically targeted editions.


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    Title
    How the Light Gets in
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) M. J. Hyland
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 273 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781406334494
    ISBN 10: 1406334499
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.2
    BIC subject category V2: YFB
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AN
    BIC E4L: F11+
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22500
    BIC children’s book marketing category: E3N79
    DC22: 823.92
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP034
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ADOLES
    Ingram Subject Code: CKFC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET026
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AUSTRL
    BIC subject category V2: 5AN
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FB
    Publisher
    Walker Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Walker Canongate
    Publication date
    02 June 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    MJ Hyland was born in London to Irish parents in 1968. Until August 2005, she lived and worked in Australia, but she now lives in the UK, and has recently published her third novel. Her second novel, Carry Me Down, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and Commonwealth Writers' Prize, and won the Hawthornden Prize and the Encore prize. She has also been appointed to the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester as a Lecturer in Creative Writing. Her work has been acclaimed by the likes of Ali Smith, Hilary Mantel and JM Coetzee, who commented, "This is fiction writing of the highest order."
    Review quote
    "Expect to be blow away." (Guardian) "The best book I read this year... Brilliantly written." (Scotland on Sunday) "Tells of teen anguish in a world that treats such anguish as a crime. Unlike Mean Girls, Hyland's novel doesn't borrow from romantic comedy to dab out the ugliness of adolescence." (Time Out New York) "[Hyland] brings the long-forgotten teenage sensation of drowning in life's uncomprehended complexities horribly alive." (The Times)"