Young Shoulders by John Wain

"Young Shoulders" is a coming-of-age novel about a 10-year-old boy living in a small English town during World War II. The protagonist struggles with the harsh realities of war, the death of his father, and his mother's mental health issues. Despite the difficulties, he finds solace in his love for literature and his friendship with a local bookseller. The narrative explores themes of loss, resilience, and the power of literature.

The 10805th greatest book of all time


Published
1982
Nationality
British
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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