Carry Me Down

Carry Me Down

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Baker & Taylor
A twelve-year-old boy in the body of a grown man with the voice of a giant, John Egan is a misfit who diligently keeps track of the lies that are told to him by his family, friends, and even news anchors, but when John's sanity reaches collapse, a frightening family catastrophe threatens to destroy him.

Perseus Publishing
Carry Me Down is an engrossing story that at its heart examines an adolescent’s difficulties navigating the world. John Egan is a misfit — a twelve-year-old in the body of a grown man with the voice of a giant — who diligently keeps track of the lies large and small that are told to him. John’s been able to detect lies for as long as he can remember; it’s a source of power but also great consternation for someone so young. With an obsession for the Guinness Book of World Records, a keenly inquisitive mind, and a kind of faith, John remains hopeful despite the unfavorable cards life deals him. John is like a tuning fork, sensitive to the vibrations within himself and the trouble that this creates for him and his family, and when his sanity reaches near collapse, a frightening family catastrophe threatens to destroy them. Carry Me Down is a restrained, emotionally taut, and sometimes oddly funny portrait whose drama drives toward, but narrowly averts, an unthinkable disaster.


Publisher Group West
Carry Me Down is an engrossing story that at its heart examines an adolescent’s difficulties navigating the world. John Egan is a misfit — a twelve-year-old in the body of a grown man with the voice of a giant — who diligently keeps track of the lies large and small that are told to him. John’s been able to detect lies for as long as he can remember; it’s a source of power but also great consternation for someone so young. With an obsession for the Guinness Book of World Records, a keenly inquisitive mind, and a kind of faith, John remains hopeful despite the unfavorable cards life deals him. John is like a tuning fork, sensitive to the vibrations within himself and the trouble that this creates for him and his family, and when his sanity reaches near collapse, a frightening family catastrophe threatens to destroy them. Carry Me Down is a restrained, emotionally taut, and sometimes oddly funny portrait whose drama drives toward, but narrowly averts, an unthinkable disaster.

Blackwell North Amer
John Egan lives with his mother, father, and grandmother in a fragile household. The Guinness Book of World Records is his favorite book and he wants, someday, to visit Niagara Falls with his mother. But John has an unusual talent: he knows when people are lying and he is determined to become a world-famous lie detector - at almost any cost.
This novel, by the author of How the Light Gets In, is about John Egan's obsessive and dangerous desire to see the truth. Even as the action builds toward an unthinkable disaster, every word of Carry Me Down rings true.

Baker
& Taylor

A twelve-year-old boy in the body of a grown man with the voice of a giant, John Egan is a misfit who diligently keeps track of the lies that are told to him by his family, friends, and even news anchors, but when John's sanity reaches collapse, a frightening family catastrophe threatens to destroy him. 45,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Canongate, c2006
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9781841957401
1841957402
Branch Call Number: PR9619.3.H95 .C37 2006x
Fiction Hyland
Characteristics: 334 p. ; 22 cm

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gailygirl
Oct 27, 2007

Interesting but not all that enjoyable a read. A unique if not dysfunctional family story.

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mmcla15
Jan 08, 2007

Psychological novel of an 11-year old boy with a fixation on his mother. Very like the

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Oct 23, 2007

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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