City Boy

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Set in contemporary Malawi, a poignant account of an orphaned boy's transition from city life to village life.

Sam's widowed mother has died from "the Disease," and Sam is claimed by his aunt Mercy, who lives in the small African village where Sam's mother was born and raised. The gap between Sam's life in the city, where he had his own room, attended private school, and used a computer, and his new life in the dirt-floored one-room hut, which he is to share with his aunt and cousins, is vast beyond imagining. Grief, loneliness, and the absence of everything familiar make for a rocky transition to a traditional culture where possessions count for little and everyone is expected to do his or her share.
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Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Published on
Dec 31, 2008
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Pages
186
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ISBN
9780547223100
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Family / Orphans & Foster Homes
Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / Africa
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Jan Michael
"Elskede Penny!
Jeg er siden i søndags tre gange begyndt på et brev til dig. Det bliver kortere og kortere for hver gang.
Jeg skriver til dig, fordi du plejer at tro mere på det skrevne ord, og det lader ikke til, at i kommer særligt langt med at tale sammen, vel?
Jeg er ked af det i søndags. Jeg tror, at det skete på grund af min skyldfølelse over for dig. Jeg ønsker at komme tilbage. Jeg ved, at der er gået mange år, og at jeg ikke har ret til at bede dig om det. Det er ikke så let. Vil du stadig have mig?
Jeg beder ikke om din forståelse, hvordan skulle jeg kunne det? Mere om din tillid.
Jeg elsker dig."

Penelopes mand gik fra hende, men ønsker nu at vende tilbage. "Kærlighed varer ved" beretter om de lange, ensomme år, men også om Pennys trofasthed og om at få lov til at gribe chance igen og holde fast med begge hænder. En smuk, bittersød fortælling om at elske ud til kanten af, hvad der er muligt.

Jan Michael arbejdede som redaktør på et forlag i London, indtil hun flyttede til Amsterdam for at arbejde som litterær agent. Efter hendes første roman for voksne, "Old Love, Best Love" (da. udgave 1990), begyndte hun at skrive børnebøger. "Hill of Darkness" (1995) udkom på Faber & Faber og blev efterfølgende oversat til blandt andet hollandsk og italiensk. Den hollandske oversættelse af hendes næste børnebog, "Piggy in the Middle", udkom i august 1997 og blev nomineret til en Silver Pencil Award. Jan Michaels seneste roman, "Just Joshua", udkom på The O'Brien Press i 2003.
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