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Half World

by Hiromi Goto

Penguin Group Canada | January 25, 2011 | Trade Paperback

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Melanie Tamaki is an outsider. As the unpopular and impoverished only child of a loving but neglectful mother, she is just barely coping with school and life. But everything changes on the day she returns home to find her mother is missing, lured back to Half World by a vile creature calling himself Mr. Glueskin. Soon Melanie embarks on an epic and darkly fantastical journey to Half World to save her mother. What she does not yet realize is that the state of the universe is at stake.... Award-winning author Hiromi Goto''s novel is an adventurous, genre-bending fantasy of shape-shifting characters, tortured half-lives, and redemption.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 248 pages, 8.25 × 5.25 × 0.65 in

Published: January 25, 2011

Publisher: Penguin Group Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143052063

ISBN - 13: 9780143052067

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Half World

by Hiromi Goto

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 248 pages, 8.25 × 5.25 × 0.65 in

Published: January 25, 2011

Publisher: Penguin Group Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143052063

ISBN - 13: 9780143052067

From the Publisher

Melanie Tamaki is an outsider. As the unpopular and impoverished only child of a loving but neglectful mother, she is just barely coping with school and life. But everything changes on the day she returns home to find her mother is missing, lured back to Half World by a vile creature calling himself Mr. Glueskin. Soon Melanie embarks on an epic and darkly fantastical journey to Half World to save her mother. What she does not yet realize is that the state of the universe is at stake.... Award-winning author Hiromi Goto''s novel is an adventurous, genre-bending fantasy of shape-shifting characters, tortured half-lives, and redemption.

About the Author

Japanese-born Hiromi Goto immigrated to Canada in 1969. She is the author of the award-winning Chorus of Mushrooms; a children's novel, The Water of Possibility; and, most recently, the short story collection Hopeful Monsters.



Editorial Reviews

"Author Hiromi Goto.has created a story that is complex, unsettling (sometimes downright stomach-churning), thought-provoking and not an easy read. For those who stay with it, however, the results are rewarding." - Montreal Gazette

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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