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How To Build A Boat (Unabridged edition)

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AS SEEN ON BBC BETWEEN THE COVERSLonglisted for the Booker Prize 2023. A deeply moving novel about a boy and his dream, from the prize-winning author of As You Were. Jamie O'Neill loves the colour red. He also loves tall trees, patterns, rain that comes with wind, the curvature of many objects, books with dust jackets, cats, rivers and Edgar Allan Poe.

At age 13 there are two things he especially wants in life: to build a Perpetual Motion Machine, and to connect with his mother Noelle, who died when he was born.

In his mind these things are intimately linked. And at his new school, where all else is disorientating and overwhelming, he finds two people who might just be able to help him. How to Build a Boat is the story of how one boy and his mission transforms the lives of his teachers, Tess and Tadhg, and brings together a community.

Written with tenderness and verve, it's about love, family and connection, the power of imagination, and how our greatest adventures never happen alone.

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Product Details
Random House Audiobooks
1786149605 / 9781786149602
United Kingdom
1 CD (8 hr., 11 min.)
Read by Ciaran O'Brien.