Who Is Jesse Flood? by Malachy Doyle

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Jesse is a teen boy working out who he is, how he feels about girls and what the future of his family might be. In journalistic form perfectly suited to this novel, Jesse tells us what's happening to him and he gives us his opinions--intelligent and often hilarious--about life and the particularly difficult task of being a teenager. What's refreshing about Jesse is that he is smart and, despite being a bit uncomfortable in his own skin, he has an allegiance to himself and a healthy sense of humor.

Malachy Doyle writes Jesse with such simple grace that it's impossible not to care for him. An unforgettable story that will stay with you long after the last page.

About Malachy Doyle

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Malachy Doyle was born in Northern Ireland. After earning a degree in psychology, he worked for several years in advertising and in education. Soon after his first short story won a prize, Doyle decided to become a full-time writer. He is also the author of Georgie. He now lives in West Wales with his wife, their three children and three cats.
Published July 8, 2002 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. 176 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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From the story’s riveting opening in a train tunnel as he seeks to shake himself from an adolescence-induced funk to its close, Jesse’s narration takes the reader back and forth through time as he tries to discover a meaning to life here, “at the arse end of the Universe.” Of course, just about e...

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Jesse Flood, the 14-year-old narrator, grows up in aptly named Greywater, a small drab town in Northern Ireland, where he feels lonely and alienated ("You pass Miss boring Green and Mrs even more boring Fleming, boring the socks off each other on the corner, rabbiting on about last night's blockb...

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