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In the relentless summer heat, four abruptly orphaned children retreat into a shadowy, isolated world, and find their own strange and unsettling ways of fending for themselves...
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"An unforgettable tale" -- John Boyne * Guardian * "Hypnotic" -- John Updike * New Yorker * "An extremely assured, technically adept and compelling piece of work" * Observer * "Marvellously creates the atmosphere of youngsters given that instant adulthood they all crave, where the ordinary takes on a mysterious glow" * Sunday Times * "A shocking book...irresistibly readable" * New York Review of Books *