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Everyone Dies Famous in a Small Town Reviews

Everyone Dies Famous in a Small Town by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

Everyone Dies Famous in a Small Town

Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

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2 reviews

Category: Children's
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication date: 20 Apr 2021
ISBN: 9780571350421

Come on a journey across the rural American West... Meet the teenagers who live in the small towns across these states, separated by distance, but whose stories are woven together in the most unexpected of ways.

  • The TimesChildren's Book of the Week
5 stars out of 5
Alex O’Connell
3 Apr 2021

"Hitchcock is insightful on the limitations of sibling loyalty, poor parenting and the inherent contradiction of life in a small town"

If the title doesn’t grab you — but isn’t it terrific? — these coming-of-age stories of love and fury in the American west will. Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock came to literary attention with her elegant debut, The Smell of Other People’s Houses. Her new book mines the same ground — the weird and wonderful lives of small-town kids — with breathtaking skill in this collection of interlinking stories that dart from Alaska to California.

Reviews

4 stars out of 5
Nicolette Jones
2 May 2021

"as soon as you finish you want to read it all again"

 Revelatory moments accumulate and recurrent names bind the stories together, emerging from the shadows to the limelight and reminding us that there are no minor characters in real life. The ingenuity of the links means that as soon as you finish you want to read it all again.