HE DEALS AT LENGTH AND WITH SUB­TLETY WITH MALE MIS­BE­HAVIOUR

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Books -

He nails the way the adult Jake in­ter­prets his younger self, some­times timid but some­times brave in ways he doesn’t quite re­alise, es­pe­cially when he’s spar­ring ver­bally. He’s worldly for a 12-year-old — Harry con­fides in him a lot — but his in­tel­lect out­paces his emo­tional abil­i­ties. Beasley does not fall into the trap of mak­ing the chil­dren wise be­yond their

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