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Becoming Dinah by Kit de Waal

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A gripping heart-wrenching coming-of-age story – Guardian In her first YA novel Costa-shortlisted Kit de Waal responds to classic Moby Dick by tearing the power away from obsessive Captain Ahab and giving it to a teenage girl. Dinah’s whole world is upside down dead things and angry men and cuts all over her head that are beginning to sting…. Seventeen-year-old Dinah needs to leave her home the weird commune where she grew up. She needs a whole new identity starting with how she looks starting with shaving off her hair her ‘crowning glory’. She has to do it quickly because she has to go now. Dinah was going to go alone and hitch a ride down south. Except she ends up being persuaded to illegally drive a VW campervan for hundreds of miles accompanied by a grumpy man with one leg. This wasn’t the plan. But while she’s driving Dinah will be forced to confront everything that led her here everything that will finally show her which direction to turn… In her first YA novel Costa-shortlisted author Kit de Waal responds to the classic Moby Dick with entirely new characters a VW campervan and by tearing the power away from obsessive Captain Ahab and giving it to a teenage girl who’s determined to find a new life far away from her unconventional upbringing. “An emotionally charged book” – Daily Mail “Fresh and defiantly original … what a beautiful book” – Sarah Moore Fitzgerald “An emotional coming of age tale of escape mission and ultimately self-knowledge” – The Big Issue

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Weight 220 g
Dimensions 196 × 128 × 22 mm
Attribute Value 1

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