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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.

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Used availability for Neil Cross's Heartland

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Hardback Editions

May 2005 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Heartland: a memoir
Author(s): Neil Cross
ISBN: 0-7432-6373-1 / 978-0-7432-6373-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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Paperback Editions

March 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: 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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2005 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Heartland
Author(s): Neil Cross
ISBN: 0-7432-6374-X / 978-0-7432-6374-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

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

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

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