Dorp Dead

Dorp Dead

Book - 2002
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Random House, Inc.
A reissue of the novel that dramatically changed children’s literature in the 20th century.
Julia Cunningham’s ground-breaking novel, first published in 1965 and unavailable in any edition for a decade, is reissued for a whole new generation of readers to call their own. “Here . . . is the story of a boy who discovers himself, who basically comes to grips with that most contemporary of problems, the isolation of the individual. It is told within the near-classic framework of the story of the orphan who survives and escapes maltreatment to find love, but it is told in frank, literate terms in the lingo of today’s youngsters. And it has, as an additional dimension, a touch of the Gothic tale, a tinge of terror and a shade of romanticism.” (The New York Herald Tribune)

Baker & Taylor
As an orphan, a young man has to face his own demons while coping with the mistreatment of others in order to find himself in this coming-of-age tale, originally published in 1965, from the author of The Flight of the Sparrow.

& Taylor

When a lonely boy leaves an orphanage to be apprenticed to a laddermaker only to find out that he is a virtual prisoner, he seeks escape with the one affectionate creature in his life, the dog Mash.

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002
ISBN: 9780375822551
Characteristics: p. ; cm
Additional Contributors: Spanfeller, James


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