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Publisher's Synopsis

"His name was Joseph, but for years they had called him Panenka, a name that was his sadness and his story."

Panenka has spent 25 years living with the disastrous mistakes of his past, which have made him an exile in his hometown and cost him his dearest relationships.

Now aged 50, Panenka begins to rebuild an improvised family life with his estranged daughter and her seven-year-old son. Faced with losing everything, he meets Esther, a woman who has come to live in the town to escape her own disappointments. Together, they find resonance in each other's experiences and learn new ways to let love into their broken lives.

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"Such a wonderful book! Written in the same style as his excellent first novel, Leonard and Hungry Paul. Unobtrusive, calm pace. You really feel the heart and soul of the characters. Or as Blackwellian Ray says: 'He captures the spirit of what it is like to be alive day to day!'"

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Book information

ISBN: 9781910422670
Publisher: Bluemoose Books
Imprint: Bluemoose Books
Pub date:
Edition: Hardback original
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 180
Weight: 200g
Height: 177mm
Width: 264mm
Spine width: 27mm