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The Tightrope Walkers

(2014)
A novel by

 
International award-winner David Almond draws on memories of his early years in Tyneside, England, for a moving coming-of-age novel, masterfully told.

A gentle visionary coming of age in the shadow of the shipyards of Northern England, Dominic Hall is torn between extremes.

On the one hand, he craves the freedom he feels when he steals away with the eccentric girl artist next door, Holly Stroud - his first and abiding love - to balance above the earth on a makeshift tightrope. With Holly, Dom dreams of a life different in every way from his shipbuilder dad's, a life fashioned of words and images and story.

On the other hand, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to the brutal charms of Vincent McAlinden, a complex bully who brings out Dom's darker desires, awakening something wild and reckless and killing in his nature.

In a raw and beautifully crafted bildungsroman, David Almond reveals the rich inner world of a boy teetering on the edge of manhood, a boy so curious and alive and open to impulse that we fear for him and question his balance - and ultimately exult in his triumphs.

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Used availability for David Almond's The Tightrope Walkers


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Hardback Editions

November 2016 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: The Tightrope Walkers (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 0-606-39108-8 / 978-0-606-39108-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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May 2015 : UK Hardback
Title: The Tightrope Walkers
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 1-78541-038-5 / 978-1-78541-038-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft
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March 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Tightrope Walkers
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 0-7636-7310-2 / 978-0-7636-7310-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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Paperback Editions

November 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Tightrope Walkers
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 0-7636-9104-6 / 978-0-7636-9104-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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November 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: Tightrope Walkers the
Author(s): Almond David
ISBN: 0-14-133207-7 / 978-0-14-133207-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin
Availability: Amazon UK   

July 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Tightrope Walkers
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 0-241-00323-7 / 978-0-241-00323-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Audio Editions

November 2016 : Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Tightrope Walkers
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 1-5318-6325-6 / 978-1-5318-6325-8
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
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November 2016 : MP3 CD
thumbTitle: The Tightrope Walkers
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 1-5318-6326-4 / 978-1-5318-6326-5
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

March 2015 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Tightrope Walkers
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 1-5012-1591-4 / 978-1-5012-1591-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
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March 2015 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Tightrope Walkers
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 1-5012-1605-8 / 978-1-5012-1605-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
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March 2015 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: The Tightrope Walkers
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 1-5012-1619-8 / 978-1-5012-1619-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
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March 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Tightrope Walkers
Author(s): David Almond
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   

January 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Tightrope Walkers
Author(s): David Almond
Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd
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January 2015 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Tightrope Walkers
Author(s): David Almond
Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2015 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: The Tightrope Walkers
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 1-4450-4638-5 / 978-1-4450-4638-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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January 2015 : UK Audio CD
Title: The Tightrope Walkers
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 1-4450-4639-3 / 978-1-4450-4639-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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January 2015 : UK Audio CD
Title: The Tightrope Walkers
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 1-4450-4640-7 / 978-1-4450-4640-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

March 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Tightrope Walkers
Author(s): David Almond
Publisher: Candlewick Press
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July 2014 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Tightrope Walkers
Author(s): David Almond
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   


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