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My Name Is Leon

(2016)
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Awards
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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Used availability for Kit de Waal's My Name Is Leon


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Hardback Editions

July 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: My Name Is Leon
Author(s): Kit de Waal
ISBN: 0-241-20708-8 / 978-0-241-20708-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

July 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: 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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April 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: My Name Is Leon
Author(s): Kit de Waal
ISBN: 0-241-20709-6 / 978-0-241-20709-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Viking
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

July 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: My Name Is Leon
Author(s): Kit de Waal
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   

June 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: My Name Is Leon
Author(s): Kit de Waal
Publisher: Penguin Random House UK
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June 2016 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: My Name Is Leon
Author(s): Kit de Waal
Publisher: Penguin Random House UK
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

July 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: My Name Is Leon
Author(s): Kit de Waal
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

June 2016 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: My Name Is Leon
Author(s): Kit de Waal
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   


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