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The Collective


FORMAT: Paperback PRICE: £7.99 PAGES: 256 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 29/08/2019 ISBN: 9781782692171

The Collective

Lindsey Whitlock

Pushkin Children's Books

Stuck in the traditional community of Badfish Creek, Elwyn longs for change. When his uncle offers him the chance to leave his rural roots behind, he jumps at the opportunity, eager to move to Liberty to gain an education and become part of a flourishing world. Finally, life seems to be opening up to him.

But it is not long before he understands that all that glitters is not gold: there are things going on in Liberty that Elwyn cannot ignore. Things that profoundly threaten the world he has rejected and things that he has to fight against.

The Collective is a richly realised debut novel about tradition, change, the meaning of home and the struggle to be true to yourself.

Selling points

  • A powerful debut with a distinctive sense of place and the values that underlie it.
  • A coming-of-age story about a young man's effort to reconcile social pressure with personal ambition.


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