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The Big Nothing

(2004)
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This sensitive and often humorous book tells the story of an adolescent boy who begins to find himself after the people he has always depended on let him down.

Alone. That's how thirteen-year-old Justin feels these days. His older brother Duane has left home, enlisting in the Army, and his father has walked out, maybe for good this time. His mom is too depressed to get out of bed, much less pay the bills and keep food in the refrigerator. And if that's not enough, his best buddy Ben has a new girlfriend and no longer has time to hang out. There's not much left for Justin to do but to put his brain in neutral and slide into the state he calls "the Big Nothing."

But slowly Justin discovers he has more resources than he thinks. With the help of his classmate Jemmie and her grandmother, Nana Grace, he learns that underneath all the noisy confusion in his brain lies a talent for music. As he spends time with Jemmie, he begins to understand how simple notes make complex music, and how simple feelings can turn into deep emotions. Award-winning author Adrian Fogelin once again offers readers an emotionally charged story featuring a sympathetic adolescent trying to make sense of the people and world around him.

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Hardback Editions

August 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Big Nothing
Author(s): Adrian Fogelin
ISBN: 1-4395-4450-6 / 978-1-4395-4450-1 (USA edition)
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January 2007 : USA Library Binding

Title: Big Nothing (Adrian Fogelin)
Author(s): Adrian Fogelin
ISBN: 1-4242-1658-3 / 978-1-4242-1658-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fitzgerald Books
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August 2006 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Big Nothing (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Adrian Fogelin
ISBN: 1-4177-5687-X / 978-1-4177-5687-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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August 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Big Nothing
Author(s): Adrian Fogelin
ISBN: 1-56145-326-9 / 978-1-56145-326-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
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Paperback Editions

August 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Big Nothing
Author(s): Adrian Fogelin
ISBN: 1-56145-388-9 / 978-1-56145-388-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
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Kindle Editions

October 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Big Nothing
Author(s): Adrian Fogelin
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
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