A young man is found unconscious in a remote forest. He is over seven feet tall, his skin covered in thick hair which reminds onlookers of an animal's pelt. When he wakes in a city hospital, he is eerily uncommunicative. Speculation begins. Medics want to run tests on him, the me... read full description below.
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A young man is found unconscious in a remote forest. He is over seven feet tall, his skin covered in thick hair which reminds onlookers of an animal's pelt. When he wakes in a city hospital, he is eerily uncommunicative. Speculation begins. Medics want to run tests on him, the media wants to get his story, and the public wants to gawp and prod. When a young woman befriends him and he starts to talk, his identity seems to grow more complex. On his release from hospital, events drive him into hiding. Yet how can a young man of such uncommon appearance find true refuge? A moving, compelling story about society and our reactions to difference, convincingly evoked, beautifully written.
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Short-listed for Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novel (Young Adult) 2012
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Emma Neale was born in Dunedin and was raised in Christchurch, San Diego CA and Wellington. After gaining her first literature degree from Victoria University, she went on to complete her MA and PhD at University College, London. She has written five novels - Night Swimming, Little Moon, Relative Strangers, Double Take and Fosterling, and three collections of poetry, as well as edited anthologies of both short stories and poetry. She teaches, works in publishing and looks after her two young sons.