Panther

Paperback | May 3, 2016

byDavid Owen

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Life isn?t going terribly well for Derrick; he?s become severely overweight, his only friend has turned on him, he?s hopelessly in love with a girl way out of his league, and it?s all because of his sister. Her depression, and its grip on his family, is tearing his life apart. When rumours start to circulate that a panther is roaming wild in his south London suburb, Derrick resolves to turn capture it. Surely if he can find a way to tame this beast, he?ll be able to stop everything at home from spiraling towards disaster?

Pantheris a bold and emotionally powerful novel that deals candidly with the effects of depression on those who suffer from it, and those who suffer alongside them.

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Life isn?t going terribly well for Derrick; he?s become severely overweight, his only friend has turned on him, he?s hopelessly in love with a girl way out of his league, and it?s all because of his sister. Her depression, and its grip on his family, is tearing his life apart. When rumours start to circulate that a panther is roaming w...

David Owen achieved a first class honours in BA Creative Writing and an MA Writing for Children at the University of Winchester, where he went on to teach on the BA Creative Writing course for three years. He is also an awards-shortlisted games journalist, with a particular interest in the applications for video games outside of entert...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.5 inPublished:May 3, 2016Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0349002746

ISBN - 13:9780349002743

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David Owen's Panther is an extraordinary and gripping examination of the impact of depression on a whole family. One of the most impressive things about this textured and sensitive debut novel is that it takes us inside the world of the kind of character rarely seen in teen or adult fiction.-the Herald