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Beck - Unabridged by Mal Peet (CD/Spoken Word)

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Both harrowing and life-affirming, the final novel from Carnegie Medal-winning author Mal Peet is the sweeping coming-of-age adventure of a mixed race boy transported to North America.

Born from a street liaison between a poor young woman and an African soldier in the 1900s, Beck is soon orphaned and sent to the Catholic Brothers in Canada. Shipped to work on a farm, his escape takes him across the continent in a search for belonging. Enduring abuse and many hardships, Beck has times of comfort and encouragement, eventually finding Grace, the woman with whom he can finally forge his life and shape his destiny as a young man. A picaresque novel set during the Depression as experienced by a young black man, it depicts great pain but has an uplifting and inspiring conclusion.

Edition: Unabridged
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Format: AudioCD
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Age Range: Teen
Author: Mal Peet
Language: English
Street Date: September 15, 2017
TCIN: 53010901
UPC: 9781489408761
Item Number (DPCI): 248-51-5226
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