Jack Wilde’s world is crumbling around him. But which world is it? The fantastic, magical Kingdom of his father’s stories, in which he is a six-year-old hero battling evil enchantresses? The glittering life of good fortune and fame described in his unauthorised biography? The worlds invented in a dozen fake social media profiles? Or the world of an unhappy adolescent in an unforgiving boarding school, mocked and excluded by the school’s elite and abandoned by a father he barely knows anymore?
As Jack unravels his identity’s tangled threads, can he find the way from the child he was to the person he wishes to become?
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“Clever and captivating. Jack’s Well is an original and beautifully written story of one boy’s search for clarity and kindness in a world—or worlds—beyond his control.”
—Joan Haig, author of Tiger Skin Rug
“I love books that twist my thoughts, distort my reality and leave me asking, ‘Whit?’ Jack’s Well is one of the weirdest, most original things I have ever read!”
—Kirsty Crommie, Unicorns and Kelpies
“Unique, original and deeply touching, Jack’s Well confirms McClure as one of the most exciting children’s writers working in Scotland today.”
—Ross Sayers, author of Mary’s the Name, Sonny and Me and Daisy on the Outer Line