The Adventures Of Flash Jackson

The Adventures Of Flash Jackson

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Returning to the quirky small town of the acclaimed EDDIE'S BASTARD, Kowalski introduces the unforgettable Haley Bombauer - a truly offbeat and endearing heroine - as she teeters on the brink of womanhood.
'On my very last day of being 16 years old, I fell through the roof of our barn and broke my leg in three places. I was just in a climbing mood I guess - the kind of mood that can overtake a girl sometimes on a hot July day, thinking that if something glamorous doesn't happen soon, right that minute, she'd go crazy.
'Haley Bombauer, a.k.a 'Flash Jackson' seems doomed to spend the summer in a cast, absolutely bored out of her skull. But in a strange twist of fate, Haley's 'imprisonment' gives her peculiar grandmother the chance finally to see what the girl is made of - and maybe pass on to her some of the mysterious and mystical arts that only she knows. As Haley comes to understand just who her grandmother is, and what the old woman can teach her, she is transformed - from tomboy to extraordinary woman.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 25mm | 251g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552771384
  • 9780552771382
  • 834,694

About William Kowalski

William Kowalski is the author of EDDIE'S BASTARD, winner of South Africa's Exclusive Books Ama-Boeke Prize; SOMEWHERE SOUTH OF HERE, THE ADVENTURES OF FLASH JACKSON and THE GOOD NEIGBOUR, all published by Black Swan. Born in Ohio and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania, he now lives in Nova Scotia, Canada with his wife and two daughters.
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Review quote

"'This amusing, slightly bizarre novel by Kowalski puts a supernatural spin on a familiar coming-of-age story...Haley is a winning narrator whose dry sense of humor keeps the celebration of womanhood from getting too syrupy'" * Publishers Weekly * "'This poignant and entertaining coming-of-age novel resonates with homespun wit and truth'" * Booklist * "'A feel-good attitude which makes for exuberant storytelling'" * The New York Times * "'Kowalski writes with a poet's eye and skill'" * Daily Telegraph *
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"'A feel-good attitude which makes for exuberant storytelling'"
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Back cover copy

'On my very last day of being 16 years old, I fell through the roof of our barn and broke my leg in three places. I was just in a climbing mood I guess - the kind of mood that can overtake a girl sometimes on a hot July day, thinking that if something glamorous doesn't happen soon, right that minute, she'd go crazy.'

Meet the unforgettable Haley Bombauer - a truly offbeat and endearing heroine - as she teeters on the brink of womanhood...

Haley, also known as 'Flash Jackson', seems doomed to spend the summer in a cast, absolutely bored out of her skull. But in a strange twist of fate, Haley's 'imprisonment' gives her peculiar grandmother the chance finally to see what the girl is made of - and maybe pass on to her some of the mysterious and mystical arts that only she knows. As Haley comes to understand just who her grandmother is, and what the old woman can teach her, she is transformed - from tomboy to extraordinary woman...
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239 ratings
3.58 out of 5 stars
5 20% (48)
4 36% (85)
3 30% (71)
2 12% (28)
1 3% (7)
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