Carry Me Down

Carry Me Down

Book - 2006 | 1st American ed
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Carry Me Down is an engrossing story that at its heart examines an adolescent's 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. 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 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.
Publisher: New York : Canongate, c2006
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9781841957401
1841957402
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 334 p. ; 22 cm

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gailygirl
Oct 27, 2007

Interesting but not all that enjoyable a read. A unique if not dysfunctional family story.

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mmcla15
Jan 08, 2007

Psychological novel of an 11-year old boy with a fixation on his mother. Very like the

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gailygirl
Oct 23, 2007

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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