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ISBN 9781492877110
Published 1 January 2013 by Createspace
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Berry, Kevin
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ISBN-13 9781492877110
ISBN-10 1492877115
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Createspace
Imprint Createspace
Publication Date 1 January 2013
International Publication Date 17 October 2013
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Berry, Kevin
Category Modern Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 230
Dimensions Width: 133mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 12mm
Weight 245g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Friendship, Dating (Social customs), Asperger's syndrome, Self-acceptance, Earthquakes
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 450983

Description of this Book

Robert is different. He has Asperger's Syndrome. He experiences the world differently to 99% of the population. Follow his entertaining and highly empathetic story as he struggles to realise and accept who he really is, try to understand other people - which he cannot - and find a girlfriend. Especially find a girlfriend - he's decided it's his special project for the year. Accompanied on this transformative journey by his quirky flatmates, Chloe (who also has Asperger's, amongst other things), Stef (who hasn't, but doesn't mind) and their oddly-named kitten, Robert endures a myriad of awkward moments in his quest to meet a nice, normal girl...and not even a major earthquake will stop him. This absorbing and humorous story is starkly told from Robert's point of view, through the kaleidoscope of autistic experience.

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Author's Bio

I've been writing off and on approximately forever. I'm middle-aged in a chronological sense, but young at heart. My favourite genres to read are speculative fiction and YA, but I also read some contemporary and some non-fiction books. My favourite author is Connie Willis, but I mostly read indie authors nowadays. My other interests include editing, hanging out with other writers, walking, playing backgammon, dancing Ceroc and spending time with my two boys. I've co-authored three humorous fantasy books with Diane Berry: Dragons Away! (on the strength of which we won the Sir Julius Vogel Award 2012 for Best New Talent), Growing Disenchantments and Fountain of Forever. I also enjoy copy-editing and proofreading other authors' manuscripts. Where I live: Christchurch is a city of approx 400,000 people on the east coast of New Zealand, which is about as far away from anywhere else as it is possible to be. In September 2010 and February 2011, Christchurch was ravaged by major earthquakes that left much of the central business district in ruins, thousands of people homeless and some parts of the city uninhabitable. But some of us are still here, writing.

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