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Set in the 1950s and '60s, this picaresque novel chronicles the childhood-or perhaps the loss of childhood-of Thomas MacMillan, a Canadian with ties to Trinidad, who pieces together, from memory and from related stories, the early years of his life. Raised in a small town near the U.S. border of Canada, Thomas is abandoned by his mother to the care of an eccentric grandmother. When he reaches the age of ten, his mother, Katarina, reclaims him and takes him to Ottawa, where they live in the Victorian home of Mr. Henry Wing, a magus-like figure whose love of science and the imagination becomes an important legacy for Thomas. But is he Thomas's father? This brilliantly crafted debut novel is a story about love, memory, and the potency of the past.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 1998 : USA Hardback
Title: Childhood
Author(s): Andre Alexis
ISBN: 0-8050-5981-4 / 978-0-8050-5981-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
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July 1998 : UK Hardback
Title: Childhood
Author(s): Andre Alexis
ISBN: 0-7475-3632-5 / 978-0-7475-3632-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Paperback Editions

March 2000 : Canada Paperback
Title: Childhood
Author(s): Andre Alexis
ISBN: 0-7710-0667-5 / 978-0-7710-0667-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Emblem Editions
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January 2000 : USA Paperback
Title: Childhood: A Novel
Author(s): Andre Alexis
ISBN: 0-8050-5982-2 / 978-0-8050-5982-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
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June 1999 : UK Paperback
Title: Childhood
Author(s): Andre Alexis
ISBN: 0-7475-4406-9 / 978-0-7475-4406-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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April 1998 : Canada Paperback
Title: Childhood
Author(s): Andre Alexis
ISBN: 0-7710-0665-9 / 978-0-7710-0665-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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January 1997 : Canada Paperback
Title: Childhood
Author(s): Andre Alexis
ISBN: 0-88910-505-7 / 978-0-88910-505-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Coach House Pr
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