Paperback Beck / Mal Peet with Meg Rosoff.
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: London : Walker Books,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781406361421 (pbk.) :
Originally published: 2016.
Both harrowing and life-affirming, the final novel from Carnegie Medal-winning author Mal Peet is the sweeping coming-of-age adventure of a mixed race boy transported to North America. Born from a street liaison between a poor young woman and an African sailor in the 1900s, Beck is soon orphaned and sent to the Catholic Brothers in Canada. Shipped to work on a farm, his escape takes him across the continent in a search for belonging. Enduring abuse and many hardships, Beck has times of comfort and encouragement, eventually finding Grace, the woman with whom he can finally forge his life and shape his destiny as a young man.
266 pages ; 20 cm