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The Ballad of Lee Cotton

(2005)
(Cotton)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Whitbread Prize Best Novel (nominee)
From his Icelandic father Lee Cotton gets his marble skin and blue eyes. From his mixed-race mother he gains his black identity. From his Mambo grandmother he inherits forebodings about his future. It's a combination that sets Lee apart from the other black kids growing up in Eureka, Mississippi. It marks Lee out as slightly odd. And very white. If childhood was confusing, adolescence proves life changing when Lee falls in love with the sublime Angelina. It's also life threatening: Angel's father is a freelance shooter for the Klan, who doesn't take kindly to his daughter's boyfriend. An act of appalling violence leaves Lee far from home with a new identity, a draft card, a memory that operates in flashback and a mental illness that makes him a sort of genius. He also has a reputation, back home, for being dead. Nobody (except possibly his grandmother) could envisage that Lee's rebirth is a headstart and not a handicap. His role in a quite remarkable journey through life will be to transform others as he has transformed himself...

    

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Hardback Editions

October 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Cotton
Author(s): Christopher Wilson
ISBN: 0-15-101123-0 / 978-0-15-101123-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt
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May 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Ballad of Lee Cotton
Author(s): Christopher Wilson
ISBN: 0-316-73026-2 / 978-0-316-73026-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
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Paperback Editions

October 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Cotton
Author(s): Christopher Wilson
ISBN: 0-15-603045-4 / 978-0-15-603045-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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June 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Ballad Of Lee Cotton
Author(s): Christopher Wilson
ISBN: 0-349-11848-5 / 978-0-349-11848-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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Audio Editions

October 2005 : USA Audio CD

Title: Cotton
Author(s): Christopher Wilson
ISBN: 1-4193-4778-0 / 978-1-4193-4778-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2005 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Cotton
Author(s): Christopher Wilson
ISBN: 1-4193-6183-X / 978-1-4193-6183-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

June 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Ballad of Lee Cotton
Author(s): Christopher Wilson
Publisher: Mojo
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