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Slake's Limbo

Slake's Limbo
 

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ISBN 9780435124663
Barcode 9780435124663
Published 4 October 1996 by Pearson Education
Format Hardback, 1st New edition
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Author(s) By Holman, Felice
Series New Windmills
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ISBN-13 9780435124663
ISBN-10 0435124668
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Pearson Education
Imprint Heinemann
Publication Date 4 October 1996
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, 1st New edition
Edition 1st New edition
Author(s) By Holman, Felice
Series New Windmills
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
English Literature: Fiction Texts
Number of Pages 93
Dimensions Height: 190mm
Weight 156g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress School editions of literary texts, Children and teenage fiction: general (y)
NBS Text School Textbooks & Study Guides: Literature, Arts & Humanities
ONIX Text Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code Not specified

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One of a series offering classic and contemporary fiction for schools to suit a range of ages and tastes.

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US Review Aremis Slake is a poor, picked on, beaten-down, beat-up motherless child. When he's squeezed off the streets of his neighborhood by boys tougher than he, Slake takes refuge in a cavelike storage room that opens onto the subway tracks and, having reached the bottom, begins, for the first time, to build a life. Slake's strategems for sustaining life - in his case there's not much to sustain - are simple: he resells abandoned newspapers, earns daily breakfast at the luncheonette because he can sweep good, and furnishes his hole in the wall with the rewards of diligent scavanging. Unknown to Slake, his survival has a larger meaning: it gives subway motorman Willis Joe Whinny, who dreams as he drives that he is herding sheep in Australia, a chance to rejoin humanity by carrying a ragged Slake out of the subway tunnel. And Slake, by losing his first real home, finds a common bond with the rest of the world - But was the soul of Aremis Slake in the tomb? Slake thought not. . . . Life everlasting, thought Slake as he fell asleep above ground. Holman peers down at Slake with a kind of canny, reverential omniscience that will be perhaps more impressive to those who haven't read Vonnegut (and presumably at this age level there are still some who haven't). Comparisons aside, Slake's grubby litany, To run; to sweep; to see! What else! is still different enough to be bracing. All he needs is a chance - what else? (Kirkus Reviews)

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