Carry Me Down

Product Number: EB00640762
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780802191502
Publisher: Canongate U.S.
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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 a "log of lies." John's been able to detect lies for as long as he can remember, it's a source of power but also great consternation for a boy so young. With an obsession for the Guinness Book of Records, a keenly inquisitive mind, and a kind of faith, John remains hopeful despite the unfavorable cards life deals him. This is one year in a boy's life. On the cusp of adolescence, from his changing voice and body, through to his parents' difficult travails and the near collapse of his sanity, John is like a tuning fork sensitive to the vibrations within himself and the trouble that this creates for he and his family. Carry Me Down is a restrained, emotionally taut, and sometimes outrageously funny portrait whose drama drives toward, but narrowly averts, an unthinkable disaster.

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Author(s): M.J. Hyland
Original Publish Date: Oct 07, 2014

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Author(s): M.J. Hyland
Narrator(s): Gerard Doyle
Product Number DD5874
Released: Jan 01, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781441721563
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Author(s): M.J. Hyland
Narrator(s): Gerard Doyle
Product Number Z100096487
Released: Jun 21, 2015
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ISBN: #9781481581356

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