This contemporary novel about childhood is an evocation of the collision of families and step-families, adult and childhood worlds. Tess is nine years old and wants her new family to work out, even though her brother Jake is not so sure.
'This book ranks alongside PADDY CLARKE HA HA HA as one of the very few great contemporary novels about childhood' William Sutcliffe, Independent on Sunday 'Everything was going to be different this year' - Tess is nine years old and wants her new family to work out, even though her brother Jake is not so sure. THE WILD is a brilliant, clear-eyed evocation of the collision of families and step families, adult and childhood worlds.
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"* 'A beautiful book, savage and tender by turns. Nobody else can write this well about the bravery and the sad wisdom of children. In a culture which dins with brashness and self-advertisement, attending to Esther Freud's still, truthful voice becomes not only a pleasure but a necessity' Jonathan Coe"
About Esther Freud
Esther Freud trained as an actress before writing her first novel HIDEOUS KINKY, shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and made into a feature film starring Kate Winslet. Her novels have been translated into thirteen languages.
The Wild by Esther Freud
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