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About The Book
Shortlisted for the 2022 Booker Prize
An extraordinary, “playful, moving, and wholly remarkable” (The Guardian) coming-of-age novel filled with myth and magic from one of England's greatest living writers.
An introspective young boy, Joseph Coppock is trying to make sense of the world. Living alone in an old house, he spends his time reading comic books, collecting birds’ eggs, and playing with marbles. When one day a rag-and-bone man called Treacle Walker appears on a horse and cart, offering a cure-all medicine, a mysterious friendship develops and the young boy is introduced to a world beyond his wildest imagination.
Luminous, evocative, and sparely told, Treacle Walker is a stunning fusion of myth, folklore, and the stories we tell ourselves.
- Publisher: Scribner (December 13, 2022)
- Length: 160 pages
- ISBN13: 9781668025536
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"One of these delightful books that I secretly wish I wrote." --Marlon James
"Alan Garner is indisputably the great originator... I salute him with the most heartfelt respect and admiration." --Philip Pullman
"Alan Garner’s fiction is something special." --Neil Gaiman
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