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The White King

(2008)
A novel by

 
An international sensation, this startling and heartbreaking debut recounts the adventures of eleven-year-old Djata in one life-changing year. To be published in twenty countries around the world this spring. Djata doesnt know what to make of the two men who lead his father away one day, or understand why his mother bursts into tears when he brings her tulips on her anniversary. He does know that he must learn to fill his fathers shoes, even though among his friends he is still a boy: fighting neighborhood gang wars, volunteering to dig ditches, playing soccer on radioactive grass, having inappropriate crushes, sneaking into secret screening rooms, and shooting at stray cats with his gun-happy (and politically influential) grandfather. But this depiction of life in a totalitarian statethe only world Djata knowsis tempered by the sheer, hilarious absurdity of the situations he finds himself in, by his enduring faith in his fathers return, and by the moments of unexpected beauty and hope and the small acts of kindness that mark out any life. As in the works of Mark Haddon, David Mitchell, and Marjane Satrapi, Djatas childs-eye view lends a power and immediacy to his story, making us laugh and ache in recognition and reminding us all of our shared humanity.

 
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Used availability for Gyorgy Dragoman's The White King


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Hardback Editions

March 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: The White King: A Novel
Author(s): Gyorgy Dragoman
ISBN: 0-618-94517-2 / 978-0-618-94517-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: The White King
Author(s): Gyorgy Dragoman
ISBN: 0-385-61343-1 / 978-0-385-61343-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

October 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: The White King
Author(s): Gyorgy Dragoman
ISBN: 1-78416-244-2 / 978-1-78416-244-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
Availability: Amazon UK   

June 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: The White King
Author(s): Gyorgy Dragoman
ISBN: 1-78416-143-8 / 978-1-78416-143-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: The White King
Author(s): Gyorgy Dragoman
ISBN: 0-552-77453-7 / 978-0-552-77453-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

September 2008 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The White King
Author(s): Gyorgy Dragoman
Publisher: Transworld Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The White King: A Novel
Author(s): Gyorgy Dragoman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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