The Knife of Never Letting Go (Paperback)

Out of Print

Description


Todd Hewitt is the only boy in a town of men. Ever since the settlers were infected with the Noise germ, Todd can hear everything the men think, and they hear everything he thinks. Todd is just a month away from becoming a man, but in the midst of the cacophony, he knows that the town is hiding something from him -- something so awful Todd is forced to flee with only his dog, whose simple, loyal voice he hears too. With hostile men from the town in pursuit, the two stumble upon a strange and eerily silent creature: a girl. Who is she? Why wasn't she killed by the germ like all the females on New World? Propelled by Todd's gritty narration, readers are in for a white-knuckle journey in which a boy on the cusp of manhood must unlearn everything he knows in order to figure out who he truly is.

About the Author


Patrick Ness is best known for his books for young adults, including the Chaos Walking trilogy and "More Than This". Twice in a row for "Monsters of Men "and "A Monster Calls" he won the Carnegie Medal, the oldest and most prestigious book award for children s writing in the UK. "A Monster Calls" was also the first book ever to simultaneously win the Carnegie Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration. Ness has taught creative writing at Oxford University and is a literary critic for the "Guardian". Born in Virginia, he lives in London.

Praise For…


"Sets a high standard in an already crowded fantasy fiction genre."
— THE INDEPENDENT (U.K.) — Independent, The (UK)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780763645762
ISBN-10: 0763645761
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication Date: July 14th, 2009
Pages: 479
Language: English