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We Used to Be Kings

We Used to Be Kings

(2014)
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"A very powerful book, written with a poignant intensity that often burns."
Matt Haig


Six years ago Tom's brother died. The next day he came back.

It's Tom and Jack's 18th birthday, but it isn't a cause for celebration. For the past three years they've been in a care home for troubled children, a place where Dr Smith tries to silence the voice of Jack in Tom's head. But Tom doesn't want that. He's already lost his brother once, he's not going to lose him again.

And so, when they go in front of the review board, they will have to pretend Jack has gone so they won't be sent to the Young Men's Institution or they'll have to escape. Because one way or another they've got to get out of this place. They've got to be free, they've got to remember everything that happened to them, to their mum, and to their dad. They have to find their dad, whom they haven't seen since he left on a space mission to the moon when they were young.

We Used To Be Kings is the story of a young boy's descent into madness following the loss of everything he knows. Set in the 1970s, it is reminiscent of unusually hot summers, pictures of Russians in space and war on our doorstep. It's an audacious, at times hilarious story - and, ultimately, heartbreakingly unforgettable.

Stewart Foster lives in Wiltshire and is married with two children. We Used to be Kings is his first novel.

 
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Used availability for Stewart Foster's We Used to Be Kings


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Hardback Editions

January 2014 : UK Hardback
Title: We Used to Be Kings
Author(s): Stewart Foster
ISBN: 0-224-09803-9 / 978-0-224-09803-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

January 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: We Used to Be Kings
Author(s): Stewart Foster
ISBN: 0-09-958419-0 / 978-0-09-958419-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

June 2016 : MP3 CD
Title: We Used to Be Kings
Author(s): Stewart Foster
ISBN: 1-5318-4499-5 / 978-1-5318-4499-8
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

January 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: We Used to Be Kings
Author(s): Stewart Foster
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

January 2014 : UK Audio edition
Title: We Used to Be Kings
Author(s): Stewart Foster
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

January 2014 : UK Kindle edition
Title: We Used to Be Kings
Author(s): Stewart Foster
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   


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