Irish Book Awards

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Eleven-year-old Jason is looking for the Da he has never known. His vodka-swilling Ma is busy entertaining her latest boyfriend. Looking for escape, Jason meets the girl: a being as lost as himself. Together, they conjure exotic adventures – including searching for Ithaca, home of Odysseus. But Jason will soon discover that the girl is a dangerous partner in crime…

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