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Life: An Exploded Diagram

(2011)
A novel by

 
 
This is a brilliant coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the Cold War and events leading up to the Cuban Missile Crisis. Clem Ackroyd lives with his parents and grandmother in a claustrophobic home too small to accommodate their larger-than-life characters in the bleak Norlfolk countryside. Clem's life changes irrevocably when he meets Frankie, the daughter of a wealthy farmer, and experiences first love, in all its pain and glory. The story is told in flashback by Clem when he is living and working in New York City as a designer, and moves from the past of his parents and grandmother to his own teenage years. Not only the threat of explosions, but actual ones as well, feature throughout in this latest novel from one of the finest writers working today.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Praise for this book

"His finest work to date." - Anthony McGowan


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October 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Life: An Exploded Diagram
Author(s): Mal Peet
ISBN: 0-7636-5227-X / 978-0-7636-5227-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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September 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Life: An Exploded Diagram
Author(s): Mal Peet
ISBN: 1-5362-0362-9 / 978-1-5362-0362-2 (USA edition)
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February 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Life: An Exploded Diagram
Author(s): Mal Peet
ISBN: 0-7636-6342-5 / 978-0-7636-6342-1 (USA edition)
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June 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Life: An Exploded Diagram
Author(s): Mal Peet
ISBN: 1-84428-100-0 / 978-1-84428-100-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker Books
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Audio Editions

September 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Life
Author(s): Mal Peet
ISBN: 1-5113-3058-9 / 978-1-5113-3058-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
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February 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Life: An Exploded Diagram
Author(s): Mal Peet
ISBN: 1-4692-8258-5 / 978-1-4692-8258-9 (USA edition)
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February 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Life: An Exploded Diagram
Author(s): Mal Peet
ISBN: 1-4692-8259-3 / 978-1-4692-8259-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
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October 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Life: An Exploded Diagram
Author(s): Mal Peet
ISBN: 1-4558-2900-5 / 978-1-4558-2900-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
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October 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Life: An Exploded Diagram
Author(s): Mal Peet
ISBN: 1-4558-2901-3 / 978-1-4558-2901-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
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October 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Life: An Exploded Diagram
Author(s): Mal Peet
ISBN: 1-4558-2902-1 / 978-1-4558-2902-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
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October 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Life: An Exploded Diagram
Author(s): Mal Peet
ISBN: 1-4558-2903-X / 978-1-4558-2903-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
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October 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Life: An Exploded Diagram
Author(s): Mal Peet
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

September 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Life: An Exploded Diagram
Author(s): Mal Peet
Publisher: Candlewick Press
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October 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Life: An Exploded Diagram
Author(s): Mal Peet
Publisher: Candlewick Press
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June 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Life: An Exploded Diagram
Author(s): Mal Peet
Publisher: Walker Books
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