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The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean

(2011)
A novel by

 
This tale is told by 1 that died at birth by 1 that came into the world in days of endles war & at the moment of disaster.

Billy Dean is a secret child, growing up in the dark heart of Blinkbonny. He has a beautiful young mother and a father who arrives at night carrying the scent of incense and cigarettes. His world is just a bed, some pictures of the holy island and a single locked door, but his father fills his dreams with mysterious tales and dreadful warnings.

When his father disappears, Billy's mum brings him out into the world, and he learns the dreadful truth of what happened in Blinkbonny on the day he was born. Gradually he finds he has the gift of helping to rebuild what has been broken. But there is one figure who is beyond healing, who comes looking for Billy himself and is determined on a kind of reckoning.

I am Billy Dean. This is the truth. This is my tale.

David Almond's extraordinary first novel for adults is the story of a child, born of sin, who emerges into a post-industrial, almost apocalyptic world where the force of his innocence is tested to the extreme.

Genre: General Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

January 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 0-7636-6309-3 / 978-0-7636-6309-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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September 2011 : USA Hardback
Title: The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 0-670-91905-5 / 978-0-670-91905-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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September 2011 : UK Hardback
Title: The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean (Childrens Edition)
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 0-14-133204-2 / 978-0-14-133204-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin
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Paperback Editions

February 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 0-7636-7662-4 / 978-0-7636-7662-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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July 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 0-670-91906-3 / 978-0-670-91906-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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July 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean (Childrens Edition)
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 0-14-133205-0 / 978-0-14-133205-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin
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January 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean. David Almond
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 0-670-92109-2 / 978-0-670-92109-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Puffin Books
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Audio Editions

February 2015 : USA MP3 CD
Title: The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 1-5012-2699-1 / 978-1-5012-2699-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
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June 2014 : USA MP3 CD
Title: The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 1-4915-8133-6 / 978-1-4915-8133-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
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January 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 1-4805-1840-9 / 978-1-4805-1840-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 1-4805-1857-3 / 978-1-4805-1857-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2014 : USA MP3 CD
Title: The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 1-4805-1874-3 / 978-1-4805-1874-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
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January 2014 : USA MP3 CD
Title: The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 1-4805-1891-3 / 978-1-4805-1891-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean
Author(s): David Almond
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   

September 2011 : USA Audio edition
Title: The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean
Author(s): David Almond
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon   

September 2011 : UK Audio edition
Title: The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean
Author(s): David Almond
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

January 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean
Author(s): David Almond
Publisher: Candlewick
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

September 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean
Author(s): David Almond
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   



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