978-1-84195-740-1 / 9781841957401

Carry Me Down


Publisher:Canongate U.S.



Prices INCLUDE standard shipping to United States
Show prices without shipping
Change shipping destination/currency
Shipping prices may be approximate. Please verify cost before checkout.

About the book:

Carry Me Down is an engrossing story that at its heart examines an adolescents difficulties navigating the world. John Egan is a misfit  a twelve-year-old in the body of a grown man with the voice of a giant  who diligently keeps track of the lies large and small that are told to him. Johns been able to detect lies for as long as he can remember; its a source of power but also great consternation for someone so young. With an obsession for the Guinness Book of World Records, a keenly inquisitive mind, and a kind of faith, John remains hopeful despite the unfavorable cards life deals him. John is like a tuning fork, sensitive to the vibrations within himself and the trouble that this creates for him and his family, and when his sanity reaches near collapse, a frightening family catastrophe threatens to destroy them. Carry Me Down is a restrained, emotionally taut, and sometimes oddly funny portrait whose drama drives toward, but narrowly averts, an unthinkable disaster.

Search under way...

Search complete.

Click on the price to find out more about a book.

New books: 1 - 25 of 26


Used books: 1 - 25 of 107