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'What if I told him I am not the hero he thinks I am . . .?'

Maimed and disfigured whilst fighting in the World War Two, young Francis Cassavant must hide both his face and his identity when he goes back home to Frenchtown. For his past holds a bitter secret, one which he has vowed to revenge and which he can resolve only through his final, desperate plan: to destroy the man who betrayed him as a boy.

Left without a face or a future, but sustained by his deep sense of shame, Francis watches. He thinks of the gun in his duffel bag and waits, alone, for the return of another supposed hero.

Praise for Robert Cormier:

The Chocolate War
'This is a tour de force and tour de force of realism' - Times

The Bumblebee Flies Away
'A novel you are unlikely to forget' - Times
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 126 x 194 x 12mm | 120g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141302003
  • 9780141302003
  • 47,202

About Robert Cormier

Robert Cormier was a journalist and author, acclaimed for his young adult novels with their uncompromising examination of contemporary issues. His novels included the prize-winning THE CHOCOLATE WAR and I AM THE CHEESE. Robert Cormier lived all his life in Massachusetts, USA; he died in 2000 aged 75.
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2,350 ratings
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4 31% (718)
3 35% (828)
2 12% (292)
1 5% (127)
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