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By James Hanley

To break out a brutal lifestyles at the Liverpool docks, a boy runs away to sea

Arthur Fearon is sort of 13, and within the eyes of the legislations, that makes him a guy. He desires to examine to develop into a chemist, yet his family members can't manage to pay for for him to proceed tuition. the concept of a existence operating the docks makes Fearon holiday down in entrance of his classmates, yet there is not any time to cry. This boy has to get to work.
 
The docks are hellish, and Fearon’s first day is his final. He hops a steamer to Alexandria, trying to find a greater lifestyles at the sea, yet far and wide he is going, he unearths cruelty, vice, and the crushing weight of maturity. he'll no longer be a guy for long.
 
the topic of an notorious Nineteen Thirties obscenity trial, this is often the unique, unexpurgated textual content of James Hanley’s landmark novel: an unflinching exam of kid hard work and a undying story of maturity won too soon.

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