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My Name Is Leon

(2016)
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Awards
Desmond Elliott Prize Best Book (nominee)
Costa Book Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
**A TIMES and INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER**

**WINNER OF THE IRISH NOVEL PRIZE**

**SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD 2016**

**SHORTLISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOT PRIZE**

It's 1981, a year of riots and royal weddings. The Dukes of Hazzard is on TV. Curly Wurlys are in the shops. And trying to find a place in it all is nine-year-old Leon. He and his little brother Jake have gone to live with Maureen. They've lost one home, but have they found another?

Maureen feeds and looks after them. She has wild red hair and mutters swearwords under her breath when she thinks they can't hear. She claims everything will be okay. But will they ever see their mother again? Who are the couple who secretly visit Jake? Between the street violence and the street parties, Leon must find a way to reunite his family...

'Startlingly funny. Balances the gritty with the feel good' Observer

'Vivid and endearing - a very powerful book' Emma Healey, bestselling author of Elizabeth is Missing

'Authentic and beautiful, urgent and honest, this novel makes room in your heart' Chris Cleave, bestselling author of The Other Hand



Praise for this book

"Authentic and beautiful, urgent and honest, this novel does what only the best do: it quietly makes room in your heart." - Chris Cleave

"Tender and heart-breaking." - Rachel Joyce

"A beautiful story told with compassion, urgency and wit." - Stephen Kelman


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June 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: My Name Is Leon
Author(s): Kit de Waal
ISBN: 0-241-20708-8 / 978-0-241-20708-6 (UK edition)
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July 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: My Name Is Leon
Author(s): Kit de Waal
ISBN: 1-5011-1745-9 / 978-1-5011-1745-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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July 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: My Name Is Leon: A Novel
Author(s): Kit de Waal
ISBN: 1-5011-1746-7 / 978-1-5011-1746-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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June 2017 : UK Paperback

Title: My Name Is Leon
Author(s): Kit de Waal
ISBN: 0-241-98291-X / 978-0-241-98291-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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June 2017 : UK Paperback

Title: My Name Is Leon
Author(s): Kit de Waal
ISBN: 0-241-98292-8 / 978-0-241-98292-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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April 2017 : UK Paperback

Title: My Name Is Leon
Author(s): Kit de Waal
ISBN: 0-241-98202-2 / 978-0-241-98202-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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January 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: My Name Is Leon
Author(s): Kit de Waal
ISBN: 0-241-97338-4 / 978-0-241-97338-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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May 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: My Name Is Leon
Author(s): Kit de Waal
ISBN: 0-241-20709-6 / 978-0-241-20709-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Title: My Name Is Leon
Author(s): Kit de Waal
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July 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: My Name Is Leon
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Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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June 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: My Name Is Leon
Author(s): Kit de Waal
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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June 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: My Name Is Leon
Author(s): Kit de Waal
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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July 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: My Name Is Leon
Author(s): Kit de Waal
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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June 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: My Name Is Leon
Author(s): Kit de Waal
Publisher: Penguin
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