SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2011 Young Jaffy Brown never expects to escape the slums of Victorian London.
Then, aged eight, a chance encounter with Mr Jamrach changes Jaffy's stars. And before he knows it, he finds himself at the docks waving goodbye to his beloved Ishbel and boarding a ship bound for the Indian Ocean.
With his friend Tim at his side, Jaffy's journey will push faith, love and friendship to their utmost limits.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/09/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781847676573