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The Stolen Child

(2006)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book (nominee)
The Stolen Child" is the story of Henry Day, a seven-year-old kidnapped by a strange group living in the dark forest near his home. No ordinary kidnappers, they are the fairy changelings - ageless beings whose secret community is threatened by encroaching modern life. They give Henry a new name, Aniday, and the gift of agelessness - now and forever, he will be seven years old. In keeping with folk tradition, the group has left another child in Henry's place. This changeling boy, who has morphed himself into Henry's duplicate, must adjust to a completely new way of life and hide his true identity from the Day family. But he can't hide his extraordinary talent for the piano (a skill the real Henry never displayed), and his near-perfect performances prompt his father to suspect that the son he has raised is an imposter. As he grows older the new Henry Day becomes haunted by vague but persistent memories of life in another time and place, of a German piano teacher and his prodigy. Both Henry and Aniday search obsessively for who they were before they changed places in the world. Narrated in the alternating voices of Henry Day and his double, "The Stolen Child" is a classic tale of the search for identity and leaving childhood. With just the right mix of fantasy and realism, Keith Donohue creates a literary fable of remarkable depth and strange delights. The result is a bedtime story for adults, which will appeal to readers charmed and captivated by such recent bestsellers as "The Time Traveler's Wife" and "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell" and by the classics by Tolkien and J.M. Barrie.

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Used availability for Keith Donohue's The Stolen Child

Hardback Editions

May 2007 : USA Library Binding

Title: Stolen Child
Author(s): K Donohue
ISBN: 1-4178-0744-X / 978-1-4178-0744-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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November 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Stolen Child (Large Print)
Author(s): Keith Donohue
ISBN: 1-58547-865-2 / 978-1-58547-865-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Large Print
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May 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Stolen Child: A Novel
Author(s): Keith Donohue
ISBN: 0-385-51616-9 / 978-0-385-51616-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
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May 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: Stolen Child
Author(s): Keith Donohue
ISBN: 0-224-07696-5 / 978-0-224-07696-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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Paperback Editions

February 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Stolen Child
Author(s): Keith Donohue
ISBN: 1-78470-615-9 / 978-1-78470-615-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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May 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Stolen Child
Author(s): Keith Donohue
ISBN: 1-4000-9653-7 / 978-1-4000-9653-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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March 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Stolen Child
Author(s): Keith Donohue
ISBN: 0-09-949059-5 / 978-0-09-949059-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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May 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Stolen Child
Author(s): Keith Donohue
ISBN: 0-224-07697-3 / 978-0-224-07697-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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Audio Editions

August 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Stolen Child
Author(s): Keith Donohue
ISBN: 1-4193-7171-1 / 978-1-4193-7171-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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October 2006 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Stolen Child
Author(s): Keith Donohue
ISBN: 1-4193-8922-X / 978-1-4193-8922-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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October 2006 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Stolen Child
Author(s): Keith Donohue
ISBN: 1-4193-8924-6 / 978-1-4193-8924-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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May 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Stolen Child
Author(s): Keith Donohue
Publisher: Recorded Books
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May 2006 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Stolen Child
Author(s): Keith Donohue
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

March 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Stolen Child
Author(s): Keith Donohue
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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May 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Stolen Child
Author(s): Keith Donohue
Publisher: Anchor
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