The Broken Places

The Broken Places

3.57 (88 ratings by Goodreads)
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Twelve-year-old Paul has a heroic fireman called Sonny for a father. After rescuing scruffy Ian, a ruffian with a Nazi tattoo on his back, from a collapsing house, Sonny achieves TV fame and starts to give advice in Hollywood. But then Sonny starts drinking too much, smoking for the first time and hanging out with Ian, and it is obvious to his family that something is not right. As the true story of the night of the rescue comes out, Paul begins to realise that perhaps his father is not the hero he seems to be. THE BROKEN PLACES is a fast-paced, punchy novel - a morality tale with an unexpected twist.
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Product details

  • Paperback
  • 129 x 198 x 16mm | 208g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747561672
  • 9780747561675
  • 1,460,758

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"The Washington Post"A strong, self-assured writer, Perabo weaves in...lyrical passage[s] of great power.
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About Susan Perabo

Susan Perabo teaches creative writing at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. She was the first woman to play NCAA baseball, and is in the Baseball Hall of Fame in New York. She is the author of EXPLAINING DEATH TO THE DOG.
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88 ratings
3.57 out of 5 stars
5 19% (17)
4 39% (34)
3 26% (23)
2 12% (11)
1 3% (3)
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