ED­IN­BURGH

Attitude - - Social -

Alexan­der Chee/ Blooms­bury

Twelve- year- old Fee is a shy Korean Amer­i­can boy and a newly named sec­tion leader in his lo­cal boys choir. At their sum­mer camp, sit­u­ated in an idyl­lic and se­cluded lake­side re­treat, Fee grap­ples with his com­pli­cated feel­ings to­wards his best friend, Pe­ter. But as Fee comes to learn how the di­rec­tor treats his sec­tion lead­ers, he is so ashamed he says noth­ing of the abuse, not even when Pe­ter is next in line. Im­pres­sion­is­tic, pal­pa­ble, nu­anced, beau­ti­fully writ­ten and chal­leng­ing. Although avail­able in Amer­ica a cou­ple of years ago, this is the first UK edi­tion of what was Chee’s de­but novel.

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