Cart
Free Shipping in Australia
Proud to be B-Corp

Tom Boler Daren King

Tom Boler By Daren King

Tom Boler by Daren King


$11.99
Condition - Very Good
Only 3 left

Summary

Nine-year-old Tom Boler comes home one day to find his mother gone. Tom becomes part of their strange family with all its secrets and quickly meets their friends - including the sinister Robert Tablet: the one with the bags of 'spangles' that make everything go peculiar.

Tom Boler Summary

Tom Boler by Daren King

Nine-year-old Tom Boler comes home one day to find his mother gone. What happens next is his story as he negotiates a new, perilous, adult world. He is visited by Uncle Dustman, who collects rubbish bags and is obsessed with donkeys; he is adopted briefly by Primula Spatula, a posh dipsomaniac, and has a run-in with bad boys in the park before being retrieved by the mysterious Boxy, who lives with Roxy. Tom becomes part of their strange family with all its secrets and quickly meets their friends - including the sinister Robert Tablet: the one with the bags of 'spangles' that make everything go peculiar. Then Tom's real adventures begin. In this extraordinary prequel to Boxy an Star, Daren King looks obliquely at the inner-city world of ecstasy, sexual promiscuity and sexual confusion, class conflict and poverty - all through the wide-open eyes of nine-year-old Tom: very innocent, but very eager to try it all.

Tom Boler Reviews

"Daren King has written a book so achingly vulnerable that you want to put your arms around it. You want to reach through the fragile membrane of prose and pages to pull Tom out. And you can't. That final sense of helplessness will puncture every heart that Tom Boler has swelled" * Daily Telegraph *
"King creates truly beautiful poetic images...Fans of Boxy an Star will love these vibrant adventures full of youthful zeal and experimentation" * Scotland on Sunday *
"Funny, moving and dark...King is a one-off" * Independent *
"Daren King is a genius" -- Matt Thorne
"A pinball machine of surreal outrages" * Guardian *

About Daren King

Daren King was born in 1972 in Harlow, Essex. He was educated at Bath Spa University College, Bath, where he graduated in Creative Studies. Boxy an Star, his first novel, was shortlisted for the 1999 Guardian First Book Award and longlisted for the Booker Prize. He is also the author of the critically-acclaimed novel, Jim Giraffe.

Additional information

GOR003566396
9780099445159
0099445158
Tom Boler by Daren King
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2006-05-04
224
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

Customer Reviews - Tom Boler