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Max Porter


**Exclusive independent bookshop edition with bespoke endpapers, hand-signed to the title page by Max Porter **

This is the story of a few strange hours in the life of a troubled teenage boy.

You mustn’t do that to yourself Shy. You mustn’t hurt yourself like that.

He is wandering into the night listening to the voices in his head: his teachers, his parents, the people he has hurt and the people who are trying to love him.

Got your special meds, nutcase?

He is escaping Last Chance, a home for ‘very disturbed young men’, and walking into the haunted space between his night terrors, his past and the heavy question of his future.

Shy is a novel about guilt, rage, imagination and boyhood. It is about being lost in the dark, and realising you are not alone.



Faber & faber



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Hardback; 198 x 129mm



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