August is an average twelve year old - he likes dogs and fishing, and doesn't even mind early morning chores on his family's farm.
When his parents' marriage falls apart and he has to start over in a new town, he tries hard to be an average teen - playing football and doing his homework - but he struggles to form friendships, and when a shocking act of violence pushes him off course once more, he flees to rural Montana.
There, as he throws himself into work on a ranch, he comes to learn that even the smallest of communities have secrets and even the most broken of families have a bond. Beautifully written and unfolding against an epic American landscape, August is a compelling, authentic and poignant story of the joys and traumas that irrevocably shape us all.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Granta Books
- Publication Date: 02/06/2020
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781847088109
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