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The Agony Of Bun O'keefe
 

The Agony Of Bun O'keefe (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Smith, Heather T.

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Little Miss Sunshine meets Room in this quirky, heartwarming story of friendship, loyalty and discovery. It's Newfoundland, 1986. Fourteen-year-old Bun O'Keefe has lived a solitary life in an unsafe, unsanitary house. Her mother is a compulsive hoarder, and Bun has had little con...tact with the outside world. What she's learned about life comes from the random books and old VHS tapes that she finds in the boxes and bags her mother brings home. Bun and her mother rarely talk, so when Bun's mother tells Bun to leave one day, she does. Hitchhiking out of town, Bun ends up on the streets of St. John's, Newfoundland. Fortunately, the first person she meets is Busker Boy, a street musician who senses her naivety and takes her in. Together they live in a house with an eclectic cast of characters: Chef, a hotel dishwasher with culinary dreams; Cher, a drag queen with a tragic past; Big Eyes, a Catholic school girl desperately trying to reinvent herself; and The Landlord, a man who Bun is told to avoid at all cost. Through her experiences with her new roommates, and their sometimes tragic revelations, Bun learns that the world extends beyond the walls of her mother's house and discovers the joy of being part of a new family -- a family of friends who care.
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ISBN 9780143198673
Released NZ 26 Feb 2019
Publisher Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Availability
Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780143198673
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Plume
Released 26 Feb 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Smith, Heather T.
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 210mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 368g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Teenagers, Friendship, Bildungsromans, Missing persons, Fiction
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult

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