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A Short Stay In Purgatory Alan Durant

Red Fox
Paperback / softback 128 pages

178 x 110 x 7mm
1st May 1997
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In these twelve stories, enter teenage purgatory at its most honest, and meet a whole host of characters you'll quickly recognise: a secret admirer, burning up with jealousy and desire; Karen, confronting her anxiety about pregnancy; Alex, contemplating life after school; or maybe Suze, looking forward to her first sexual experience with mixed feelings.Ranging in mood from high comedy to deep pathos, Alan Durant's intense short stories capture the sweet delight and bitter misery of hormone-charged youth. . . .


Alan Durant is the author of books for a wide age-range, from picture books such as Mouse Party, and Big Bad Bunny to first fiction like My Little Troll stories to the teen thrillers Publish or Die and The Ring of Truth to series such as Creepe Hall, Leggs United and the forthcoming Bad Boyz. He is the author of the older novels A Short Stay in Purgatory, The Good Book,and Blood for Random House.

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