His Illegal Self.

Carey, Peter.

Picture of His Illegal Self.
Che Selkirk is a boy whose parents have both disappeared, leaving him with his very rich grandmother. At the age of eight a woman that Che recognises as his mother suddenly arrives and kidnaps him, taking him from New York to Australia where he starts to understand who he is and where his future lies. Yet another powerful read from the Booker Prize winner.


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Seven-year-old Che was abandoned by his radical Havard-student parents during the upheaval of the 1960s, and since then has been raised in isolated privilege by his New York grandmother. He yearns to see or hear news of his famous outlaw parents, but his grandmother refuses to tell him anything. When a woman named Dial comes to collect Che, it seems his wish has come true: his mother has come back for him. But soon, they too are on the run, and Che is thrown into a world where nothing is what it seems.

Book Details

Author Carey, Peter.
Format PB
Publisher Faber & Faber
Imprint Faber & Faber
Number of Pages 288
Publish Date 5/03/2009
Catalogue Mar19
Catalogue book number 186