Soldier Boy

Soldier Boy

After a year of dead end jobs and killing time, Scottie comes to a decision that will change his life forever. It will bring him more money than he's ever known, teach him skills he's never imagined, lead him to discover things about himself he'd never have believed. It will carry him from the sink estate of his birth to a land that's foreign in every conceivable way. And it will bring him home again across thousands of miles to a confrontation with an undeniable truth.

'A grittily lyrical story of squandered youth to readers of its hapless hero's age' Independent

'It's about life and death, life-changing decisions, coming of age, and the relationships we have with our family and friends. It's about the places we grow up and the people we know. It's about coming to terms with grief. Soldier Boy is written with good pace, emotional honesty and a clear-sighted and humane view of people' The Bookbag

Price £: 
8.99
Paperback
Published: 
01 Feb 2009
ISBN: 
9781904559368
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Soldier Boy

After a year of dead end jobs and killing time, Scottie comes to a decision that will change his life forever. It will bring him more money than he's ever known, teach him skills he's never imagined, lead him to discover things about himself he'd never have believed. It will carry him from the sink estate of his birth to a land that's foreign in every conceivable way. And it will bring him home again across thousands of miles to a confrontation with an undeniable truth.

'A grittily lyrical story of squandered youth to readers of its hapless hero's age' Independent

'It's about life and death, life-changing decisions, coming of age, and the relationships we have with our family and friends. It's about the places we grow up and the people we know. It's about coming to terms with grief. Soldier Boy is written with good pace, emotional honesty and a clear-sighted and humane view of people' The Bookbag

Price £: 
6.99
eBook
Published: 
12 Mar 2009
ISBN: 
9781908129758
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About the author

  • Danny Rhodes

    Danny Rhodes

    Danny Rhodes grew up in Grantham, Lincolnshire before moving to Kent in 1994. He has lived in the Cathedral city ever since.
    His debut novel, Asboville was published in October 2006. Well received by critics, it was selected as a Waterstones Booksellers Paperback of the Year and adapted for BBC Films by the dramatist Nick Leather.
    Rhodes' second novel Soldier Boy was published in February 2009.
    His new novel, FAN, tells the story of a football supporter trying to come to terms with tragedy, loss and a disconnect from the game he loves. It was published in April 2014.
    Danny continues to write short stories in a variety of genres.

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