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River Boy

Tim Bowler

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Description:

Jess and her parents have brought Grandpa back to his boyhood home by the river. Although the old man has recently suffered a heart attack, he insists on this journey. He wants to finish one last painting before he dies. Jess is training to be a long distance swimmer, so when Grandpa is napping, she practices in the river. But soon she starts seeing a presence there--one that is also affecting Grandpa’s painting. Who is the boyish figure Jess sees in the river? What does he want her to do? Tim Bowler grew up in a house overlooking an estuary of the Thames. A scholar, translator and writer, he wanted to create a book that would use the river as a spiritual metaphor for the course of life and death. River Boy is a gripping story as well as an invitation to discuss the ways people cope with dying. It was awarded the Carnegie Medal in 1998.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Christina Moore

Length:

4h 5m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:30

Introduction
Introduction

00:33


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:29


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:14


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:48


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

32:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:42


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:24


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:33