8vo. Pp. [viii], 244, [4 (publisher's adverts)]. Illustrated wraps.
Trace of tanning to page edges, else Fine.
A rite-of-passage novel for young adults, with a topical twist. Shortlisted for the Booktrust Teenage Fiction Prize, The North East Book Award, The Angus Book Award, The South Lanarkshire Book Award and the Branford Boase Award and longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. In November 2005 it won the Stockport Schools' Book Award.
Dominic has always been a disappointment to his ambitious father, not knowing why. Then he makes a startling discovery, and science intrudes into his life with far-reaching consequences. "[A] moving and absorbing novel." –Jan Mark, The Guardian