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The Boy Who Made It Rain

(2011)
A novel by

 
Recommended age 16+. When a school tragedy happens, you may lay the blame on society, the Internet, TV or violent films. Not many of you think it could be the parents' or teachers' fault, do you? But then, is it? We have our say, spout off opinions in different directions according to our view of the world. In this novel, too, they all have their say, but who's right? At only sixteen Clem's world is turned upside down. His Willy-Loman-like father, a travelling salesman and a loser, is transferred from Eastbourne to Glasgow and along with him go Clem and his meek accommodating mother. But Glasgow is rough and Clem's posh English accent is not well-accepted in the sink school he attends. And he's a brilliant scholar. He soon becomes the target for McEvoy's group of thugs for whom slashing faces is the most important ambition in their depraved lives. When a school tragedy happens, you probably lay the blame on society, the Internet, TV or violent films. Not many of you think it could be the parents' or the teachers' fault, do you? But then, is it? We all have our say, spout off opinions in different directions according to our view of the world. In this novel, too, they all have their say, but who's right?

 
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Paperback Editions

June 2011 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Boy Who Made it Rain
Author(s): Brian Conaghan
ISBN: 1-907230-19-X / 978-1-907230-19-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sparkling Books Ltd
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Kindle Editions

June 2011 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Boy Who Made it Rain
Author(s): Brian Conaghan
Publisher: Sparkling Books Limited
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