Census by Jesse Ball

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A father and son who are census takers journey across a nameless country from the town of A to the town of Z in the wake of the father’s fatal diagnosis. Knowing that his time is menacingly short, the father takes his son, who requires close and constant adult guidance, on this trip of indefinite length.

Their feelings for each other are challenged and bolstered as they move in and out of a variety of homes, meeting a variety of different people. Census is about the ways in which people react to the son’s condition, to the son as a person in the world. It is about discrimination and acceptance, kindness and art, education and love.

It is a profoundly moving novel, glowing with wisdom and grace, roaring with a desire to change the world.

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Weight 196 g
Dimensions 13.0 × 19.9 × 2.0 cm
ISBN

9781783783779

Format

Paperback

Pagination

256 pages

Publisher

Granta

Publication Date

03/01/2019

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