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ISBN: 9780812974010
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 27th, 2007

David Mitchell does SO many things right in this novel. It is a charming, angst-filled coming of age story that captures the perfect nuance of humiliation, wonder, confusion, fear, and delight that is adolescence. Its episodic structure, each chapter leaping to a new "chapter" in a single year (1982) of a young boy's life, creates an impressionism that forms a complete portrait of the age thirteen that a seamless linear narrative could not have.