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The Ninth Life of Louis Drax

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The Ninth Life of Louis Drax

Author: Liz Jensen

Price: £80.00

Published by: Bloomsbury

Date Available: 21 June 2004

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Nine-year-old Louis Drax is a problem child: bright, precocious, deceitful, and dangerously, disturbingly, accident prone. When he falls off a cliff into a ravine, the accident seems almost predestined. The boy miraculously survives - but the family has been shattered. Louis' father has vanished, his mother is paralysed by shock, and Louis lies in a deep coma from which he may never emerge. In a clinic in Provence, Dr Pascal Dannachet tries to coax Louis back to consciousness. But the boy defies medical logic, startling Pascal Dannachet out of his safe preconceptions, and drawing him inexorably into the dark heart of Louis' buried world. Only Louis holds the key to the mystery surrounding his fall - and he can't communicate. Or can he? Shocking, poignant, heartbreaking, this is Jensen writing at her absolute best.

About the Author

Liz Jensen is the acclaimed author of The Paper Eater, Egg Dancing, Ark Baby (shortlisted for The Guardian Fiction Prize) and most recently War Crimes for the Home. She lives in London.

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