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My Name Is Leon

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Desmond Elliott Prize Best Book (nominee)
Costa Book Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
A brother chosen. A brother left behind. And a family where you'd least expect to find one.

Leon is nine, and has a perfect baby brother called Jake. They have gone to live with Maureen, who has fuzzy red hair like a halo, and a belly like Father Christmas. But the adults are speaking in low voices, and wearing pretend faces. They are threatening to give Jake to strangers.

Since Jake is white and Leon is not. Evoking a Britain of the early eighties, My Name is Leon is a heart-breaking story of love, identity and learning to overcome unbearable loss. Of the fierce bond between siblings. And how - just when we least expect it - we manage to find our way home.

    

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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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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 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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April 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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July 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: My Name Is Leon
Author(s): Kit de Waal
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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July 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: My Name Is Leon
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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 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: My Name Is Leon
Author(s): Kit de Waal
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK