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Heartland

(2005)
A non fiction book by

 
 
When Neil Cross was five years old, his mother left him. No note, no phone call, just an empty house and a brow-beaten father. Two years later, she came back for her son. She was not alone. Neil's new step-father was a South-African white supremacist. He was a serial adulterer, a thief, a con man, a racist and a liar. And in many ways, he was the perfect father. In their backstreet Edinburgh slum, Derek Cross introduced Neil to Tom Sawyer, Kidnapped, and The Three Musketeers, and whilst his step-son battled violent anti-English racism everyday in the playground, Derek discovered a new way to isolate his family; he became a Mormon Bishop in the Church of the Latter Day Saints. This is a story about being raised a racist and an outsider - and overcoming it; about family and step-family; about class and religion; and about how resentment breeds violence. And it's about what, in the end, the love of books can do for you.



Used availability for Neil Cross's Heartland

Hardback Editions

April 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Heartland
Author(s): Neil Cross
ISBN: 0-7432-6373-1 / 978-0-7432-6373-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gardners Books
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Paperback Editions

March 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Heartland: A Memoir
Author(s): Neil Cross
ISBN: 1-4976-9278-4 / 978-1-4976-9278-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Open Road Media
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January 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Heartland
Author(s): neil-cross
ISBN: 0-7432-6374-X / 978-0-7432-6374-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Kindle Editions

November 2008 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Heartland
Author(s): Neil Cross
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon CA   


November 2008 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Heartland
Author(s): Neil Cross
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon UK