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The Edge

by Alan Gibbons

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0007178646, Hardcover)

A tense yet thrilling novel from Alan Gibbon that tackles the issues of domestic violence, fear and prejudice with great pace and vitality. Danny is a boy on the edge. A boy teetering on the brink of no return, living in fear. Cathy is his mother; she has been broken by fear. Chris is fear -- and they belong to him...When Danny and Cathy break free of their fear and escape to start a new life, instead of freedom they find danger an prejudice of a different kind. The Edge is a tense and dramatic thriller, the story is incredibly well plotted and paced with excellent characterisation.

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"Danny is a boy on the edge. A boy teetering on the brink of no return, living in fear. Cathy is his mother. She's broken by fear. Chris Kane is fear -- and they belong to him. But one day they escape. They're looking for freedom, for the promised land where they can start really living. Instead they find prejudice and danger of another kind. Uncompromising and disturbing, but utterly readable, Alan Gibbons' latest novel positively crackles with tension as he writes about a mother and her son desperate to start a new life"--Back of container.… (more)

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