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Review:

"Welsh-born Dunthorne delves in his debut into the mind of a troubled 14-year-old boy obsessed with his virginity, his parent's failing marriage and the dictionary. Growing up in Swansea, Wales, Oliver Tate is curious about everything going on around him. Fixated on the personal lives of his parents and neighbors, Oliver compulsively keeps a log of his observations, activities and thoughts, many of which revolve around his new girlfriend, Jordana, she of the fully developed breasts and snogging experience. The two become inseparable and eventually wind up together in the sack. Oliver also believes his mother is having an affair with a family friend, and his growing suspicion leads to a half-baked investigation that only complicates matters at home. As Oliver and Jordana's relationship plays out and the truth about Oliver's mother is revealed, Oliver takes some lumps and learns a few lessons. Some readers will be turned off by Oliver's cruelty — among other things, he bullies an overweight girl at school and poisons Jordana's dog — and others by his precociousness (his log entries include word-of-the-day vocab lessons), but Dunthorne's creation is a true original." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Dunthorne's brilliant first novel, set in Wales, is a portrait of a boy on the brink of manhood. The story of Oliver Tate's 15th year combines delusion and insight, worldliness and childish innocence to heartbreaking and hilarious effect.

About the Author

Joe Dunthorne was born and brought up in Swansea, South Wales. His poetry has been featured on Channel 4 and Radio 3; he has performed at festivals including Glastonbury, Hay-on-Wye, and Latitude. Now twenty-five, Dunthorne lives in London. Submarine is his first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400066834
Publisher:
Random House (NY)
Subject:
Teenage boys
Author:
Dunthorne, Joe
Subject:
Imagination
Subject:
Coming of age
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-Coming of Age
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.40x5.80x1.00 in. .97 lbs.
Age Level:
Literature-Coming of Age

Related Subjects

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Coming of Age

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Product details 320 pages Random House - English 9781400066834 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Welsh-born Dunthorne delves in his debut into the mind of a troubled 14-year-old boy obsessed with his virginity, his parent's failing marriage and the dictionary. Growing up in Swansea, Wales, Oliver Tate is curious about everything going on around him. Fixated on the personal lives of his parents and neighbors, Oliver compulsively keeps a log of his observations, activities and thoughts, many of which revolve around his new girlfriend, Jordana, she of the fully developed breasts and snogging experience. The two become inseparable and eventually wind up together in the sack. Oliver also believes his mother is having an affair with a family friend, and his growing suspicion leads to a half-baked investigation that only complicates matters at home. As Oliver and Jordana's relationship plays out and the truth about Oliver's mother is revealed, Oliver takes some lumps and learns a few lessons. Some readers will be turned off by Oliver's cruelty — among other things, he bullies an overweight girl at school and poisons Jordana's dog — and others by his precociousness (his log entries include word-of-the-day vocab lessons), but Dunthorne's creation is a true original." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Dunthorne's brilliant first novel, set in Wales, is a portrait of a boy on the brink of manhood. The story of Oliver Tate's 15th year combines delusion and insight, worldliness and childish innocence to heartbreaking and hilarious effect.
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