The Impossible Knife of Memory

Awards:   Long-listed for Inky Awards: Silver Inky 2015. Long-listed for National Book Award for Young People's Literature 2014 (United States) Long-listed for Silver Inky Award 2015 (Australia) Long-listed for US National Book Awards: Young People's Literature 2014.
Author:   Laurie Halse Anderson
Publisher:   Text Publishing
ISBN:  

9781922182227


Pages:   304
Publication Date:   02 January 2014
Recommended Age:   From 14
Format:   Paperback
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Awards

  • Long-listed for Inky Awards: Silver Inky 2015.
  • Long-listed for National Book Award for Young People's Literature 2014 (United States)
  • Long-listed for Silver Inky Award 2015 (Australia)
  • Long-listed for US National Book Awards: Young People's Literature 2014.

Overview

For the past five years Hayley Kincain and her father, Andy, have been on the road, never staying long in one place as he struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since his return from Iraq. Now they are back in town where he grew up so Hayley can go to a proper school. Perhaps, for the first time, Hayley can have a normal life, put aside her own painful memories, even have a relationship with Finn, the hot guy who obviously likes her but is hiding secrets of his own. Will being back home help Andy's PTSD, or will his terrible memories drag him to the edge of hell, and drugs push him over?

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Author:   Laurie Halse Anderson
Publisher:   Text Publishing
Imprint:   The Text Publishing Company
Dimensions:   Width: 13.00cm , Height: 2.40cm , Length: 19.90cm
Weight:   0.292kg
ISBN:  

9781922182227


ISBN 10:   1922182222
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   02 January 2014
Recommended Age:   From 14
Audience:   Young adult ,  Teenage / Young adult
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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'Beautiful, heartbreaking and hopeful. Lia's voice is exquisite.' Melina Marchetta on Wintergirls 'As difficult as reading this novel can be, it is more difficult to put down.' Publishers Weekly on Wintergirls 'In broken, symbolic and gut-wrenching prose, Lia narrates her hopeless story of the destructive behaviours that control her every action and thought. Anderson perfectly captures the isolation and motivations of the anorexic without ever suggesting that depression and eating disorders are simply things to get over.' Kirkus on Wintergirls


'Anderson provides a riveting study of a psychologically scarred teenager, peeling back layers of internal defenses to reveal a girl's deepest wounds...It's a tough, absorbing story of the effects of combat on soldiers and the people who love them.' Publishers Weekly 'I finished the final few chapters of the novel unable to break away, closing the cover with waves of emotion crashing over me...a brilliant read.' -- Bookworld blog 'As difficult as reading this novel can be, it is more difficult to put down.' Publishers Weekly on Wintergirls 'In broken, symbolic and gut-wrenching prose, Lia narrates her hopeless story of the destructive behaviours that control her every action and thought. Anderson perfectly captures the isolation and motivations of the anorexic without ever suggesting that depression and eating disorders are simply things to get over.' Kirkus on Wintergirls 'Beautiful, heartbreaking and hopeful. Lia's voice is exquisite.' Melina Marchetta on Wintergirls


Author Information

Laurie Halse Anderson is the author of several books for young adults including the New York Times bestselling novel Speak. She is the recipient of the prestigious ALAN Award (2008), which honours those who have made outstanding contributions to the field of adolescent literature. Laurie Halse Anderson lives in northern New York State with her husband.

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