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Pops & the Nearly Dead

9781920495015

When Randolph Goodenough’s neglectful parents relocate to Bangkok, he is unceremoniously dumped with his grandfather, Pops, at Nelson Mandela Gardens Retirement Village in PE. However, what looks certain to be three months of interminable boredom with a bunch of nearly dead people, turns out to be far more interesting than Randolph could ever have imagined. The novel explores the lonely and often frightening business of growing old, seen through the compassionate eyes of a teenager. It also celebrates the agonies of a young boy negotiating his way through being in love for the first time.

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Ages 12+
Language English

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When Randolph Goodenough’s neglectful parents relocate to Bangkok, he is unceremoniously dumped with his grandfather, Pops, at Nelson Mandela Gardens Retirement Village in Port Elizabeth. However, what looks certain to be three months of interminable boredom with a bunch of nearly dead people, turns out to be far more interesting than Randolph could ever have imagined. The novel explores the lonely and often frightening business of growing old, seen through the compassionate eyes of a teenager. It also celebrates the agonies of a young boy negotiating his way through being in love for the first time.

Pops and The Nearly Dead was published by Penguin in March 2010 and by The Eish-Team in 2011

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When Randolph Goodenough’s neglectful parents relocate to Bangkok, he is unceremoniously dumped with his grandfather, Pops, at Nelson Mandela Gardens Retirement Village in PE. However, what looks certain to be three months of interminable boredom with a bunch of nearly dead people, turns out to be far more interesting than Randolph could ever have imagined. The novel explores the lonely and often frightening business of growing old, seen through the compassionate eyes of a teenager. It also celebrates the agonies of a young boy negotiating his way through being in love for the first time.

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