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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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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
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
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
Title: The 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
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
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
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
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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2006 : USA Paperback
Title: The Stolen Child
Author(s): Keith Donohue
ISBN: 0-7394-7498-7 / 978-1-4000-9653-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

August 2004 : USA Audio CD
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
Availability: Amazon CA   

May 2006 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Stolen Child
Author(s): Keith Donohue
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

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