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Publisher's Summary

Winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award.
Meet Jimmy Flick. He's not like other kids - he's both too fast and too slow. Jimmy's mother, Paula, is the only one who can manage him. She teaches him how to count sheep so that he can fall asleep. She holds him tight enough to stop his cells spinning. It is only Paula who can keep Jimmy out of his father's way. But when Jimmy's world falls apart, he has to navigate life on his own and make things right.
©2014 Sofie Laguna (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd
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"Laguna creates a world and a character and a language that we become immersed within.... This is humane, passionate, true." (Christos Tsiolkas)
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By simon on 12-06-17

one of the most rewarding books to listen too

one of the most rewarding books I've listened too using Audible. The other was Lonesome Dove

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By Susan on 11-24-17

Great read for young adult and adult audience.

Poignant and thoughtful story, with a realistic portrayal of this family s struggle. Most impressive was the insight into the way an autistic boy sees the world. Definitely worth reading. Sue

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