The Go-Away Bird, Paperback


A powerful, heart-wrenching story of friendship and love 'This is a story about me, Clementine, and my friends: a panther called Levi, a pelican called Lola and a turtle called Jimmy.

It is about dragons and goblins, my Daddy the King, my Mummy the Queen and Prince Pio my brother.

At least that is the way I tell it sometimes when thoughts of the blood, the machetes, the swamp and the fear of Uncle Leonard become too hard to describe.

But that was all before I met Ashley, wonderful Ashley.

Not that he would ever call himself wonderful in a million years.

When he tells you his story you will see what I mean...' Ashley Bolt - A middle-aged, loner for whom teaching singing is the only escape from his London life.

In an attempt to forget a violent past he turns to self-harming but this provides little comfort.

Clementine Habimana - A Rwandan child refugee who witnesses the 1994 genocide at first-hand and lives to tell her story.

Delivered into the hands of an abusive uncle in the UK, Clementine remains undeterred in her hope for a brighter future.

When their two worlds collide, nothing is ever the same again...




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