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The Gamal: A Novel
     

The Gamal: A Novel

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by Ciarán Collins
 

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Meet Charlie. People think he's crazy. But he's not. People think he's stupid. But he's not. People think he's innocent...

He's the Gamal.

Charlie has a story to tell, about his best friends Sinead and James and the bad things that happened. But he can't tell it yet, at least not 'til he's worked out where the beginning is.

Is the beginning

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Meet Charlie. People think he's crazy. But he's not. People think he's stupid. But he's not. People think he's innocent...

He's the Gamal.

Charlie has a story to tell, about his best friends Sinead and James and the bad things that happened. But he can't tell it yet, at least not 'til he's worked out where the beginning is.

Is the beginning long ago when Sinead first spoke up for him after Charlie got in trouble at school for the millionth time? Or was it later, when Sinead and James followed the music and found each other? Or was it later still on that terrible night when something unspeakable happened after closing time and someone chose to turn a blind eye?

Charlie has promised Dr Quinn he'll write 1,000 words a day, but it's hard to know which words to write. And which secrets to tell.

This is the story of the dark heart of an Irish village, of how daring to be different can be dangerous, and how there is nothing a person will not do for love.

Exhilarating, bitingly funny and unforgettably poignant, this is a story like no other. This is the story of the Gamal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620401149
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
07/23/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
648,961
File size:
923 KB

Meet the Author

Ciarán Collins was born in County Cork in 1977. He teaches English in a school in West Cork. The Gamal is his first novel.
Ciarán Collins was born in County Cork in 1977. He teaches English and Irish in a school in West Cork. The Gamal is his first novel.

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The Gamal: A Novel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really liked this book. Charlie is a great character. Worth your time and money.