What I was

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A piercing, magical story about'a life-altering friendship Toward the end of his life, H looks back on the relationship that has shaped and obsessed him for nearly a century. It began many years earlier at St. Oswald’s, a dismal boarding school on the coast of England, where the young H came face- to-face with an almost unbearably beautiful boy living by himself at the edge of the sea. At first, the mysterious Finn appears to have no past—his home is an ancient fisherman’s hut with a woodstove, a case of books, striped blankets, and a cat. H insinuates his way into Finn’s life, stalking him with perfect patience until an unlikely friendship is kindled; a confused idyll of ?devotion and longing set against a background of blazing wood fires and fishing expeditions. Their friendship deepens, offering H both the freedom and the human connection that has always eluded him. But in a world of conformity, can one eccentric idyll be ?allowed to survive?
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Grouping Title what i was
Grouping Author rosoff meg
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auth_author2 Atkinson, David, 1949-, Cosham, Ralph.
author Rosoff, Meg, 1956-
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display_description In the 1960s, off the coast of East Anglia, a disgruntled boarding school student develops an obsessive friendship with a boy living by himself at the edge of the sea.
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subject_facet Adolescence -- Fiction, Boarding schools -- England -- Fiction, Boarding schools -- Fiction, Coming of age -- Fiction, East Anglia (England) -- Fiction, East Anglia (England) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, Great Britain -- History. -- Elizabeth II, 1952- . -- Fiction, Private schools -- Juvenile fiction, Schoolboys -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction
title_display What I was
title_full What I was / Meg Rosoff ; [map illustration by David Atkinson], What I was [electronic resource] / Meg Rosoff
title_short What I was
topic_facet Boarding schools, Coming of age, Friendship, History, Schoolboys, Schools