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Boy on the Edge

By Friðrik Erlingsson, 1962-

Can a boy on the edge find his way back? From award-winning Icelandic author Fridrik Erlings comes a novel as cruel as it is tender. Henry has a clubfoot and he is the target of relentless bullying. One day, in a violent fit of anger, Henry lashes out at the only family he has — his mother. Sent to live with other troubled boys at the Home of Lesser Brethren, an isolated farm perched in the craggy lava fields along the unforgiving Icelandic coast, Henry finds a precarious contentment among the cows. But it is the people, including the manic preacher who runs the home, who fuel Henry’s frustration and sometimes rage as he yearns for a life and a home. Author Fridrik Erlings offers a young adult novel that explores cruelty and desperation, tenderness and remorse, but most importantly, kindness and friendship.

Format

Book

Availability

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  • TF Erlings, Teen Fiction

Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9780763666804


Format: Book
Author: Friðrik Erlingsson, 1962-
Summary: "Henry has a clubfoot and he is the target of relentless bullying. One day, in a violent fit of anger, Henry lashes out at the only family he has-- his mother. Sent to live with other troubled boys at the Home of Lesser Brethren, an isolated farm perched in the craggy lava fields along the unforgiving Icelandic coast, Henry finds a precarious contentment among the cows. But it is the people, including the manic preacher who runs the home, who fuel Henry's frustration and sometimes rage as he yearns for a life and a home. Author Fridrik Erlings offers a young adult novel that explores cruelty and desperation, tenderness and remorse, but most importantly, kindness and friendship."--Amazon.com
Title: Boy on the edge / Fridrik Erlings.
Publisher Date: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2014
Subject: Teenage boys -- Iceland -- Fiction. Iceland -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780763666804 0763666807
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: TF Erlings
Oclc: 852457530
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Bib Id: 497993

Format: Book
Author: Friðrik Erlingsson, 1962-
Summary: "Henry has a clubfoot and he is the target of relentless bullying. One day, in a violent fit of anger, Henry lashes out at the only family he has-- his mother. Sent to live with other troubled boys at the Home of Lesser Brethren, an isolated farm perched in the craggy lava fields along the unforgiving Icelandic coast, Henry finds a precarious contentment among the cows. But it is the people, including the manic preacher who runs the home, who fuel Henry's frustration and sometimes rage as he yearns for a life and a home. Author Fridrik Erlings offers a young adult novel that explores cruelty and desperation, tenderness and remorse, but most importantly, kindness and friendship."--Amazon.com
Title: Boy on the edge / Fridrik Erlings.
Edition: First U.S. ed.
Publisher, Date: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2014
Description: 240 p. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Teenage boys -- Iceland -- Fiction.
Subjects: Iceland -- Fiction.
Other Title: Bróðir Lúsifer.
Notes: Translation of: Bróðir Lúsifer.
ISBN: 9780763666804
ISBN: 0763666807
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: TF Erlings