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Once You Break a Knuckle

By: Publication details: United Kingdom; Bloomsbury Publishing PLC; 2013Description: 246 Pages; PaperbackISBN:
  • 9781408831311
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 823.92
Summary: In the remote Kootenay Valley in western Canada, good people sometimes do bad things. Two adolescents sabotage a rope swing; a heartbroken young man chooses not to warn his best friend about an approaching car; sons challenge their fathers. Crackling with tension and propelled by jagged, cutting dialogue, D.W. Wilson's stories reveal to us how our best intentions can be doomed to fail or injure, how our loves can fall short or mislead us. An intoxicating cocktail of adrenaline and vulnerability, doggedness and dignity, Once You Break a Knuckle explores the courage it takes to make it through another day.
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Item type Current library Call number Status Notes Date due Barcode Item holds
Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17 Karachi Adult Fiction 823.92 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available PKLC002155
Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17 Lahore Adult Fiction 823.92 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Withdrawn For Sale PKLC004345
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Shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize 2012. Winner of the BBC National Short Story Award 2011.

In the remote Kootenay Valley in western Canada, good people sometimes do bad things. Two adolescents sabotage a rope swing; a heartbroken young man chooses not to warn his best friend about an approaching car; sons challenge their fathers. Crackling with tension and propelled by jagged, cutting dialogue, D.W. Wilson's stories reveal to us how our best intentions can be doomed to fail or injure, how our loves can fall short or mislead us. An intoxicating cocktail of adrenaline and vulnerability, doggedness and dignity, Once You Break a Knuckle explores the courage it takes to make it through another day.

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