Picture of Kes


1984 reprint. Previously published as A Kestrel for a Knave

Rubbing to edges and corners bumped.  Spine and covers creased.

Billy Casper is a boy with nowhere to go and nothing to say.

He is part of the limbo generation of school leavers too old for lessons and too young to know anything about the outside world.  He hates and he is hated.  His family and friends are mean and tough and they're sure he's going to end up in big trouble.  But Billy knows two things about his own world.  He'll never work down the mines and he does know about animals.  His only companion is his kestrel hawk, trained from the nest, and, like himself, with the will to destroy or be destroyed.

Author Barry Hines
Publisher Penguin
Type Paperback
Condition Good
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