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The Humming-Bird Tree

Ian McDonald

Published April 28th 2004
ISBN : 9781405024686
Paperback
200 pages
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Alan was too young to understand why his parents preferred him to play with the other white boys on the estate. But gradually, he learned that if he was going to meet Kaiser and Jaillin, he had to pretend he was going to meet someone else, he had toMoreAlan was too young to understand why his parents preferred him to play with the other white boys on the estate. But gradually, he learned that if he was going to meet Kaiser and Jaillin, he had to pretend he was going to meet someone else, he had to pretend he didnt enjoy spending time with his friends, he had to pretend he didnt mind when he wasnt allowed to invite them to his party. Sometimes, horribly, the pretending became real, and Alan found himself in betrayal of the friendship that meant so much to him.