The Lightless Sky

The Lightless Sky My Journey to Safety as a Child Refugee

Revised and updated edition

Paperback (07 Mar 2019) | English

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Synopsis

*NOW UPDATED WITH EXTRA MATERIAL* The boy who fled Afghanistan and endured a terrifying journey in the hands of people smugglers is now a young man intent on changing the world. His story is a deeply harrowing and incredibly inspiring tale of our times. Gulwali Passarlay was sent away from Afghanistan at the age of twelve, after his father was killed in a gun battle with the US Army. He made a twelve-month odyssey across Europe, spending time in prisons, suffering hunger, making a terrifying journey across the Mediterranean in a tiny boat, and enduring a desolate month in the camp at Calais. Somehow he survived, and made it to Britain, where he was fostered, sent to school, and won a place at a top university. He was chosen to carry the Olympic torch in 2012. One boy's experience is the central story of our times. This powerful memoir celebrates the triumph of courage over adversity.

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Atlantic Books

Atlantic Books

Atlantic Books is an independent British publishing house. It was founded by Toby Mundy in February 2000 and published its first book in May 2001. It has since developed a list that has a world-wide reputation for quality, originality and breadth, and includes fiction, history, politics, memoir and current affairs. It won 'Imprint and Editor of the Year' at the British Books Awards in 2005 and 2009, and was 'Independent Publisher of the Year' in 2009.

Book information

ISBN: 9781786497154
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Imprint: Atlantic Books
Pub date:
Edition: Revised and updated edition
DEWEY: 362.77914092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 14647
Number of pages: 386 , 4 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 380g
Height: 194mm
Width: 169mm
Spine width: 23mm