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Centre of My World, The

by Andreas Steinhofel

Centre of My World, The Synopsis

Seventeen-year-old Phil has felt like an outsider as long as he can remember. All Phil has ever known about his father is that he was Number Three on his mother's list - third in a series of affairs that have set Phil's family even further apart from the critical townspeople across the river. As for his own sexuality, Phil doesn't care what the neighbours will think; he's just waiting for the right bloke to come along. Haunting, provocative, and sophisticated, this literary novel by award winner by Andreas Steinhofel has become a much acclaimed international success.

Centre of My World, The Press Reviews

With this masterful tale of sex, love and redemption, Andreas Steinhofel gathers up all preconceived notions of the crossover novel and smashes them to smithereens. It's as powerful, as quietly compelling, as a loaded gun. * Meg Rosoff, author of HOW I LIVE NOW * One of the increasing number of crossover novels that punch full weight both in style and subject. -- Meg Rosoff * Guardian * [Phil's] quietly contemplative portrayal of love, loneliness, hope and friendship is both lyrically written and beautifully translated. -- Kate Agnew * Guardian * An exquisitely, subtly crafted and demanding work . . . wonderfully life-affirming. * Books for Keeps * Sad and beautiful and hard to forget. * Carousel *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781842705865
Publication date: 6th July 2006
Author: Andreas Steinhofel
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 480 pages
Categories: Personal & social issues: sexuality & relationships (Children's / Teenage), General fiction (Children's / Teenage),

About Andreas Steinhofel

Andreas Steinhofel is the author of numerous books for children and young adults. He has a degree in English and media studies from Philipps-Universitat Marburg and in Germany is a very well-known translator of children's books as well as being a scriptwriter and reviewer. The Centre of the World is his first book for Andersen Press. It won the prestigious Buxtehuder Bulle Prize for Best Young Adult Novel in Germany and was shortlisted for the German Children's Literature Award. Paul Four and the Schroeders, another children's book by the same author, was filmed and won 1995 the German Children's Film Prize.

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