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Boy On the Edge

(2012)
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Can a boy on the edge find his way back? From award-winning Icelandic author Fridrik Erlings comes a novel as cruel as it is tender.

Henry has a clubfoot and he is the target of relentless bullying. One day, in a violent fit of anger, Henry lashes out at the only family he has - his mother. Sent to live with other troubled boys at the Home of Lesser Brethren, an isolated farm perched in the craggy lava fields along the unforgiving Icelandic coast, Henry finds a precarious contentment among the cows. But it is the people, including the manic preacher who runs the home, who fuel Henry's frustration and sometimes rage as he yearns for a life and a home. Author Fridrik Erlings offers a young adult novel that explores cruelty and desperation, tenderness and remorse, but most importantly, kindness and friendship.

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Hardback Editions

February 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Boy on the Edge
Author(s): Fridrik Erlings
ISBN: 0-7636-6680-7 / 978-0-7636-6680-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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Paperback Editions

March 2016 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Boy on the Edge
Author(s): Fridrik Erlings
ISBN: 1-4587-3450-1 / 978-1-4587-3450-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
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September 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Boy on the Edge
Author(s): Fridrik Erlings
ISBN: 1-84539-490-9 / 978-1-84539-490-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Meadowside Children's Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

February 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Boy on the Edge
Author(s): Fridrik Erlings
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA