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Heroes: A Novel

Heroes: A Novel

After joining the army at fifteen and having his face blown away by a grenade in a battle in France, Francis returns home to Frenchtown hoping to find--and kill--the former childhood hero he feels betrayed him.

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ISBN 9780385325905
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9780440227694
Published 1 November 1998 by Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Cormier, Robert
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ISBN-13 9780385325905
ISBN-10 0385325908
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub
Imprint Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
Publication Date 1 November 1998
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Cormier, Robert
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Number of Pages 136
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 272g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Heroes - Fiction., Revenge - Fiction., World War, 1939-1945 - Veterans - Fiction.
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 177816

Description of this Book

Francis Joseph Cassavant is 18. He has just returned from WWII, and he has no face, due to a grenade in France. He does have a gun and a mission: to murder his childhood hero. In this lean and powerful novel, Cormier quietly, remorselessly, probes the nature of heroism as it is reflected through the remains of a young life forever shattered by a terrible act--and an equally terrible omissions.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Praise for Heroes: <br>* [Cormier's] story, as dark as any he has written thus far, will hold fans from first page to last, and set them thinking about what really lurks behind the face of a hero. <br> --Publishers Weekly, starred <br>* Once again, Cormier has written a suspenseful novel that addresses serious questions of concern to most young adults. <br> --Voya, starred <br>.,. Cormier sketches the dark underbelly of a brief historic time in shadows that will follow the reader long after the story has ended. <br> --Booklist

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