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Author:
Siobhan Dowd
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978-0099488163
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0099488167
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Definitions (February 1, 2007)
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He'd become worshipper extraordinaire, handing out the hymn books, going round with the collection boxes every offertory. Most days he went into nearby Castlerock and walked the streets, collecting for the Church's causes

He'd become worshipper extraordinaire, handing out the hymn books, going round with the collection boxes every offertory. Most days he went into nearby Castlerock and walked the streets, collecting for the Church's causes. On Sunday mornings, she'd often glimpse him practising the reading in his bedroom.

A Swift Pure Cry is a 2006 novel by Siobhan Dowd about a teenager named Shell who lives in County Cork, Ireland. It won the 2007 Branford Boase Award and the Eilís Dillon Award. A Swift Pure Cry opens a year after the mother of fifteen-year-old Michelle "Shell" Talent dies, leaving her husband and four children to cope with her death. The eldest of the children, Shell is given the responsibility to care for her younger siblings as well as continue attending school as their father changes drastically.

Siobhan Dowd (4 February 1960 – 21 August 2007) was a British writer and activist. The last book she completed, Bog Child, posthumously won the 2009 Carnegie Medal from the professional librarians, recognising the year's best book for children or young adults published in the . Dowd was born in London, to Irish parents.

The three dogs sniffed round her and Mrs Duggan came to the door, the smell of a fry behind her. 'Shell,' she said, reaching out and hugging her. 'What are those stupid guards saying about you?

The three dogs sniffed round her and Mrs Duggan came to the door, the smell of a fry behind her. 'What are those stupid guards saying about you? Come. in and have your te. The kitchen was warm and bright. From above, stairs pounded. Trix and Jimmy burst in. 'Shell!'. Trix yelped, flinging herself forward. Jimmy punched the air, then himself. Shush,' Mrs Duggan smiled. She nodded over towards the hot press. A pram was parked there.

Siobhan Dowd’s novels include A Swift Pure Cry, for which she was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start author, The London Eye Mystery, and Bog Child. She passed away in August of 2007 from breast cancer. Start reading A Swift Pure Cry on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Siobhan Dowd was named one of the top 100 Irish Americans by Irish-America Magazine and AerLingus for her global anti-censorship work with the writers' organization PEN. A Swift Pure Cry is her first novel. She lives in Oxford, England. Библиографические данные. A swift pure cry. Автор.

A Swift Pure Cry book. I’ve noticed Siobhan Dowd always does this with her stories: starts off with a plotline which is hard to get into, has a main character I don’t particularly care about and somehow pushes me through the pages, even though I lose will to read on. But by the end of the book, I’m close to tears, hugging my blanket and loving the main character with all my heart: wanting to give them a hug for all they’ve been through.

A Swift Pure Cry will take you into the emotional turmoil world of 15 year old, Shell. In her world she struggles with her mother's death, a drunken father, taking on the leadership of role of caring for her younger brother and sister, and if that wasn't enough she finds out that she You guessed i. .is pregnant by her childhood friend, Declan! With all these social issues in one story I couldn't help but be grateful that this story addressed some serious issues that involve both teens and adults

A Swift Pure Cry " is a 2006 novel by Siobhan Dowd about a teenager named Shell who lives in County Cork, Ireland.

A Swift Pure Cry " is a 2006 novel by Siobhan Dowd about a teenager named Shell who lives in County Cork, Ireland. A Swift Pure Cry" opens a year after the mother of fifteen year old Michelle "Shell" Talent dies, leaving her husband and three children to cope with her death. The eldest of the children, Shell is given the responsibility to care for her younger siblings as well at continue attending school as their father changes drastically.

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  • I loved this book. The perspective of a family living in Ireland, and the struggles and challenges of young girl living in poverty with an alcoholic father as the only parent in the home. It is historic and timely in detail.

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  • After her mother died, fifteen-year-old Shell is left to take care of her younger brother and sister and her drunken father. They live in a small Irish village in a little farmhouse. Her mother's death has caused her father to drink even more than he did before, and in sudden religious zeal, he goes out daily to make his "collections." These donations are meant for the church, but he takes out more than his fair share before turning in the remains.

    Life is difficult. Shell is teased at school and skips out as much as possible. She attempts to look to the church for support, and a new young priest seems to offer a shoulder to lean on. Eventually, Shell seeks emotional release in a relationship with an older boy. They begin a secret relationship spent mostly hidden in the barley field where Declan takes advantage of Shell's need for tenderness. The inevitable happens - Shell becomes pregnant. Without her mother to confide in, Shell hides her condition, using a stolen library book to help her understand what is about to happen.

    Shell is an amazing young girl. She struggles to hold the family together and deal with her circumstances as best she can. As the story unfolds, readers will be surprised at the unpredictable turn of events for Shell, her father, the young priest, and all involved in the unfortunate tragedy.

    A SWIFT PURE CRY uses Irish dialect and lyrical prose to draw the reader into Shell's world. Her courage and faith shine clearly through this heartbreaking tale.

    Reviewed by: Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky"

  • in a sentence or so: Shell's mam died a year ago. she and her brother, her sister, and her dad have been hobbling along ever since...until Father Rose comes to town and changes the way Shell experiences her life without her mam in the world.

    Shell is 15 and raising her brother and sister on her own. sure, her dad is around, but he's either drunk or off collecting for the church's charity (and pocketing some for his booze). on the rare occasion that he is home, he orders Shell and siblings to pick rocks in the field (that he never plows), eats, and passes out. then, one Sunday during mass, Shell discovers a new priest in the pulpit. Father Rose is kind, warm, genuine, and fills Shell with a sense of purpose and love that she hadn't felt in a year.

    things seemed to be going well for Shell - Father Rose giving her a new hope and purpose in life, her best friend Bridie and friend Delcan Ronan as solid school companions, and she was balancing being nice to her siblings while raising them at the same time. then, as soon as things become great, they turn sour. Bridie up and leaves without explaining to Shell why she's mad at her, and Declan (her eventual boyfriend) ditches, leaving Shell alone and feeling hollow. again.

    i don't want to give anything away plot wise because things i expected to happen in a seemingly predictable coming-of-age-plot turned out not to be that way at all. in fact, there was even a real life gasp+hand over the mouth moment. no joke. this is still a coming of age in that Shell is 15, motherless, raising her sibs, and having to learn the hard (and incredibly awkward) way about periods, bras, and boys. even though i felt the plot was really solid and took some interesting and unexpected turns, it was the writing that really made this book shine.

    the opening line -"The place brought to mind a sinking ship"- is vivid and set the tone of helplessness and struggle for the entire book. the writing style was crass and raw, yet tender and emotional. the overarching theme of emotional conflict and spiritual duplicity threaded the multiple plot points together to create a multi-faceted view of Shell and her community. ultimately, this was about Shell figuring out life in the midst of grief and loss, with hope and struggle, failure and success. the thoughtful choice of writing in the Irish vernacular to illustrate delicate and vivid images is icing on this cake. read it, you'll like it.

    fave quote : "The place fell silent. Mrs Duggan led her down the aisle to the front. She saw a hundred fork-prong eyes, noses twitching, hands fluttering: like small animals salivating." (260)

    fix er up: the resolution felt cyclical to me. like i wound up where i started...even though Shell was in a different place and the events shaped her.