Life: An Exploded Diagram

By Mal Peet

"Peet’s subtle, literary play with narrative voice, style, and chronology make this a satisfyingly sophisticated teen novel." — The Horn Book (starred review)

Carnegie Medalist Mal Peet ignites an epic tale of young love against the dramatic backdrop of the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. This brilliant coming-of-age novel interweaves the stories of three generations and the terrifying crises that define them. With its urgent sense of history, sweeping emotion, and winning young narrator, Mal Peet’s unforgettable, timely exploration of life during wartime asks the perennial question: Can love survive a lifetime?

  • A new paperback edition of Mal Peet's critically-acclaimed novel visually ties it to Beck and Tamar, the beloved author's other young adult novels exploring family, history, truth, and legacy.
  • A generational saga with strong cross-over appeal that spans seven decades—from WWII to 9/11/01.
  • A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor book, and recipient of four starred reviews.

About the author

Mal Peet (1947–2015) is the acclaimed author of the Carnegie Medal–winning novel Tamar as well as the Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book Life: An Exploded Diagram and three Paul Faustino novels: Keeper, The Penalty, and Exposure, a winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. He is also the co-author of Cloud Tea Monkeys, Mysterious Traveler, and Night Sky Dragons, all of which he wrote with his wife, Elspeth Graham.

ISBN: 9781536203622
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: December 1, 2018
Dimensions: 139 x 215mm, 400pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $18.99
New Zealand RRP: $21.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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