Billy is an average-looking sixteen-year-old who lives in an ordinary house in an ordinary neighborhood on the northside of Dublin.
Jesus, on the other hand, is a beautiful boy with continental manners, from the most sophisticated part of Barcelona.
As an exchange student, Jesus comes to live with Billy's family for three weeks during the summer. At the end of his stay – according to The Plan – Billy will go back with Jesus on a return visit to Spain. And then, the best laid plans go awry.
Deirdre Purcell has published nine critically acclaimed novels since 1990. Love Like Hate Adore was shortlisted for the prestigious Orange prize and her bestselling Falling for a Dancer was filmed for RTÉ and the BBC. Journalist, novelist, raised in Dublin she now lives in Meath.
THE OPEN DOOR SERIES: An innovative program of original works by some of our most beloved modern writers that was first designed to enhance adult literacy in Ireland. Yet these fresh stories are much more, showcasing new writing from authors such as Roddy Doyle, Nick Hornby, Maeve Binchy and a pantheon of talent. Six charming books will be published each and every season.
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Published November 21, 2008
by Gemma Media.
Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Travel.