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Half a Creature from the Sea

(2014)
A collection of stories by

 
It features coming-of-age stories on the theme of closeness to home, deftly interwoven with illuminating autobiographical pieces on the inspirations behind the fiction. Stories include:

"The Missing Link"

"Joe Quinn's Poltergeist"

"Harry Miller's Run"

"Slog's Dad"

"Klaus Vogel and the Bad Lads"

"Mary Malone"

"Half a Creature from the Sea"

"When God Came to Kathleen's Garden"

David Almond says of this unique collection, "Stories on the page are so beautifully neat. All that lovely black print; those lovely straight lines and paragraphs and pages. But stories are living things, creatures that move and grow in the imaginations of writer and reader. They must be solid and touchable, like the land, and must have fluid half-known depths, like the sea. These stories take place in a real world - but in fiction, real worlds merge with dreamed worlds. Real people walk with ghosts and figments. Earthly truth goes hand-in-hand with watery lies."

 
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Used availability for David Almond's Half a Creature from the Sea


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Hardback Editions

September 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Half a Creature from the Sea: A Life in Stories
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 0-7636-7877-5 / 978-0-7636-7877-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2014 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Half a Creature from the Sea: A Life in Stories
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 1-4063-5434-1 / 978-1-4063-5434-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2014 : UK Hardback
Title: Half a Creature from the Sea: A Life in Stories
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 1-4063-6201-8 / 978-1-4063-6201-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker
Availability: Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

April 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Half a Creature from the Sea: A Life in Stories
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 1-4063-6559-9 / 978-1-4063-6559-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

September 2015 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Half a Creature from the Sea: A Life in Stories
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 1-4915-8817-9 / 978-1-4915-8817-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2015 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Half a Creature from the Sea: A Life in Stories
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 1-4915-8826-8 / 978-1-4915-8826-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2015 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Half a Creature from the Sea: A Life in Stories
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 1-4915-8835-7 / 978-1-4915-8835-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2015 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Half a Creature from the Sea: A Life in Stories
Author(s): David Almond
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2014 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Half a Creature from the Sea: A Life in Stories
Author(s): David Almond
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon   

September 2014 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Half a Creature from the Sea: A Life in Stories
Author(s): David Almond
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

September 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Half a Creature from the Sea
Author(s): David Almond
Publisher: Candlewick
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

August 2014 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Half a Creature from the Sea
Author(s): David Almond
Publisher: Walker
Availability: Amazon UK   


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