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The Testimony of Taliesin Jones

By Rhidian Brook

Everything in Taliesin Jones's small-town life in Wales has suddenly become uncertain. His mother has run off with her hairdresser. His father has taken to talking to the walls, but at least he's talking, as his brother has gone entirely mute. At school, Julie Dyer blows confusing smoke rings at him and Hoop the Mental says there is no God. When Taliesin tries to find this out for sure no one seems to have the answer-no one except Billy Evans, an old man with an exceptional and miraculous talent.

"A beautiful meditation on childhood. . . . Brook's voice has been plucked from the babbling tongues of his country and made new."(The Times, London)

"Very upright, very moral, very entertaining. . . . You'll find yourself seduced by the quiet power of the Welshman's prose, the subtlety of his narrative technique, with its onion-skin layers of meaning, sympathy, and revelation." (Time Out)

Format

Book

Availability

1 available at Main (Downtown)
  • TF Brook, Teen Fiction

Publish Date

2002

ISBN

0142001570


Format: Book
Author: Brook, Rhidian
Title: The testimony of Taliesin Jones / Rhidian Brook.
Publisher Date: New York : Penguin Books, 2002.
Subject: Motherless families -- Fiction Fathers and sons -- Fiction Male friendship -- Fiction Older men -- Fiction Boys -- Fiction Pembrokeshire (Wales) -- Fiction.
Isbn: 0142001570 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: F Brook
Oclc: 48398943
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Bib Id: 174334

Format: Book
Author: Brook, Rhidian
Title: The testimony of Taliesin Jones / Rhidian Brook.
Publisher, Date: New York : Penguin Books, 2002.
Description: 200 p. ; 20 cm.
Subjects: Motherless families -- Fiction
Subjects: Fathers and sons -- Fiction
Subjects: Male friendship -- Fiction
Subjects: Older men -- Fiction
Subjects: Boys -- Fiction
Subjects: Pembrokeshire (Wales) -- Fiction.
LCCN: 2001055490
ISBN: 0142001570 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: F Brook