Cygnet (Book, 2019) []
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Author: Season Butler
Publisher: London : Dialogue Books, 2019. ©2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
An utterly original coming-of-age tale, marked by wrenching humor and staggering charisma, about a young woman resisting the savagery of adulthood in a community of the elderly rejecting the promise of youth.

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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Season Butler
ISBN: 9780349700311 0349700311
OCLC Number: 1100581063
Awards: Short-listed for Writers' Guild Best First Novel Award 2020 (UK)
Description: 244 pages ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Season Butler.


In Cygnet, Season Butler gives us the coming-of-age story we haven't heard before, about a young girl resisting the savagery of adulthood as a dying community rejects the promise of youth.  Read more...


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Coming-of-age fiction is a well-established genre but I doubt there's ever been a novel in which the narrator turns 18 on an island exclusively occupied by oldsters. And not since Holden Caulfield Read more...

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