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Author: Roland Watson Grant

ISBN: 9781846883194
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 15 June 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.7 x 2.2
The sequel to Roland's previous novel Sketcher, , 'A wonderfully joyous, eccentric first novel' The Times

Having left the Louisiana swamp behind, the Beaumonts are finding it hard to settle into the big city. As he unpacks the boxes after their move to Eastern New Orleans, the now sixteen-year-old Skid finds a diary which had belonged to his older brother Frico. Among various other family secrets that emerge from this discovery is the startling revelation that 'Skid' is a hoodoo word of ominous significance. This throws Skid's mind into turmoil and prompts him to launch into a quest for the real meaning of his name and the very foundations of his own being, an adventure which will pit him against his own brother and lead him to encounter Claire, a mysterious girl who seems to hold the answers to some of his questions.

Heart-warming, funny and poignant, Skid - the second volume in Roland Watson-Grant's Trilogy of the Swamp after the critically acclaimed Sketcher - continues the exploration of a young man's coming of age in today's broken world.

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