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The Gathering Darkness

(1995)
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The news is broken to 13 year old Liam that his father is dying of AIDS.His mother wants him to believe that it is due to a blood transfusion that went wrong: Liam's long buried memory of seeing his father embrace another man tells him this is not true.His anger with his father,their awkward attempts to talk to each other,and Liam's relationship with his mother and his father's hostile sister maka deeply moving story.It is painful reading not least in the account of Liam's father's death,but its truthfulness,and the warmth and understanding with which Paula Fox writes about her characters,will ensure that this book will help any child whose life is touched by death.

    

Used availability for Paula Fox's The Gathering Darkness

Hardback Editions

September 1995 : UK Hardback
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Title: Gathering Darkness: The Eagle Kite
Author(s): Paula Fox
ISBN: 1-85881-156-2 / 978-1-85881-156-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

April 1996 : UK Paperback
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Title: Gathering Darkness: The Eagle Kite (Dolphin Books)
Author(s): Paula Fox
ISBN: 1-85881-293-3 / 978-1-85881-293-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA