Barry Hines's A Kestrel for a Knave (Valancourt 20th Century Classics) PDF

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By Barry Hines

ISBN-10: 1903362083

ISBN-13: 9781903362082

ISBN-10: 1941147879

ISBN-13: 9781941147870

ISBN-10: 1941147887

ISBN-13: 9781941147887

Billy Casper is a fifteen-year-old with out destiny, starting to be up in poverty and doubtless destined to persist with his older brother right into a lifetime of toil within the coal mines. lifestyles at house is difficult: his father has left, his mother's major curiosity is in selecting up males on the pub, and his brother bullies him mercilessly. Nor are issues higher in class, the place Billy is laid low with the opposite teenagers and handled as a troublemaker through the lecturers. yet a spark of desire enters Billy's lonely life while he discovers a tender kestrel hawk, Kes, and learns to coach it. Billy offers to Kes the entire love and devotion he has been denied, and within the hawk's silent energy and fierce independence he unearths idea and the braveness to outlive.

An enduring paintings of English fiction, Barry Hines's bestseller A Kestrel for a Knave (1968) hasn't ever been out of print in nice Britain, the place either the ebook and Ken Loach's movie model Kes (1969) have lengthy been considered as classics. This variation, the 1st ever released within the usa, will let American readers to find this undying and relocating novel.

'A masterpiece ... Billy Casper is as memorable a tender personality as any post-war author has created.' - Glasgow Herald

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