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The origin of me, Bernard Gallate

Label
The origin of me
Title
The origin of me
Statement of responsibility
Bernard Gallate
Title variation
The origin of me
Title variation remainder
a novel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A beguilingly original and satirical debut novel of friendships, imagination, and the bodies we live in Lincoln Locke's fifteen-year-old life is turned upside down when he's thrust into bachelor-pad living with his dad, after his parents' marriage breaks up, and into an exclusive new school. Crestfield Academy offers him a new set of peers - the crème de la crème of gifted individuals, who also happen to be financially loaded - and a place on the swim relay team with a bunch of thugs in Speedos. Homunculus, the little voice inside Lincoln's head, doesn't make life any easier; nor does Lincoln's growing awareness of a genetic anomaly that threatens to humiliate him at every turn. On a search for answers to the big LIFE questions, he turns to the hallowed school library, where he spies Edwin Stroud's nineteenth-century memoir, My One Redeeming Affliction. The book weaves itself into Lincoln's life in ways more fascinating and alarming than he could have imagined. When he meets Bert McGill, the local junkyard hermit, Lincoln finds among the detritus of Bert's life tantalising glimpses of the enigmatic Stroud, star of Melinkoff's Astonishing Assembly of Freaks. He begins to piece together a time past, of dubious relationships and, it turns out, of redeeming afflictions. Audacious, funny and wonderfully inventive, The Origin of Me is a story of friendships, of young love, of imagination, and of celebrating differences, past and present
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10843687
Cataloging source
AU@
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Gallate, Bernard
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • High schools
  • Books and reading
  • Fathers and sons
  • Individual differences
  • Children of divorced parents
  • Moving, Household
  • Private schools
  • Imagination
  • Life change events
  • Teenagers
  • Families
  • Teenage boys
  • Friendship
  • Sydney (N.S.W.)
Target audience
general
Label
The origin of me, Bernard Gallate
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066113936
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 376 pages
Isbn
9780143789628
Lccn
be2020010020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1121176711
Label
The origin of me, Bernard Gallate
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066113936
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 376 pages
Isbn
9780143789628
Lccn
be2020010020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1121176711

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