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How to Build a Boat

Elaine Feeney

Narrator Gary Furlong

Publisher: Tantor Audio

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Longlisted for the 2023 Booker PrizeShortlisted for the 2023 An Post Irish Book Awards Novel of the YearOne of the Globe and Mail's "Sixty-Two Books to Read This Fall"One of the Globe 100's Best Books of 2023Jamie O'Neill loves the color red. He also loves tall trees, patterns, rain that comes with wind, the curvature of certain objects, books with dust jackets, rivers, cats, and Edgar Allan Poe. At age thirteen, there are two things he wants most in life: to build a Perpetual Motion Machine, and to connect with his mother, Noelle, who died when he was born. In his mind, these things are intimately linked, and at his new school, despite the daily barrage of bullies and cathedral bells, he meets two teachers who might be able to help him, though each struggles against inertias of their own.How to Build a Boat is the story of how one boy's irrepressible dream finds expression through a community propelled by love out of grief. Lyrical and compassionate, it's a novel about the courage of conviction and the power of the imagination to transform—and how sometimes the best way to break free of old walls is to build something beautiful within them.
Publishing date: 2024-07-16; Unabridged; Copyright Year: 2024. Copyright Statment: —