With little money or support, 17-yer-old Joe Moon travels to Texas to help the older brother he barely knows through his last few weeks before being executed for murder. Carnegie Medalist Crossan ("One") pens a poignant novel about one of the most divisive issues of our time.
The phenomenal new novel from Carnegie Medal winning author Sarah Crossan; poignant, thought-provoking and incredibly moving, it explores life, death, love and forgiveness
Any reader with a heart will weep buckets * Sunday Times Book of the Week * It's impossible to put down - its agonising and informative plot, along with the poetry of the writing, makes for a powerful story that should appeal to anyone over 13 with a heart and a love of storytelling * The Times * Poignant * TLS * Mistrust, forgiveness and the premeditated stripping away of a future, distorting many other lives in unfathomable ways, are communicated through Crossan's spare, expressive free verse, with understated, heart-breaking clarity * Guardian * A moving account of sibling relationships, poverty and powerlessness * Irish Times * One of the most thought-provoking, tender stories of the year * IMAGE *
Sarah Crossan has lived in Dublin, London and New York, and now lives in Hertfordshire. She graduated with a degree in philosophy and literature before training as an English and drama teacher at Cambridge University. Since completing a masters in creative writing, she has been working to promote creative writing in schools. http://www.sarahcrossan.com/ @SarahCrossan