Inexcusable by Chris Lynch


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Inexcusable by Chris Lynch

In a story that moves between the past and the scene of the rape, Keir attempts to defend his character from the monstrous crime of which he has been accused. But the anecdotes from Keir's senior year at high school fall short of giving the innocent and 'good-guy' picture, Keir is determined to paint of himself. Instead he is revealed somehow as a morally ambiguous and deluded young man. In this extraordinary book, Chris Lynch has pushed the boundaries and set a new standard in YA fiction. It is a gripping and masterfully written story about a subject very few people will dare to explore. Any person who reads it will have much to think about.


'Lynch has developed his character to heights that are rarely reached in teenage fiction and has merged superbly the complexities of life with the paranormal. Freewill is original and gripping.'

'This is a powerful novel...leaves a lasting impression.'

About the Author

Chris Lynch

Chris Lynch is the Printz Honor-winning author of FREEWILL and other highly acclaimed young adult novels, including GOLD DUST, ICEMAN, GYPSY DAVEY, and SHADOW BOXER, all ALA Best Books for Young Adults. He is also the author of Extreme Elvin, Whitechurch, and All the Old Haunts. Lynch holds an M.A. degree from the writing program at Emerson College. He lives in Scotland, and continues to work on new literary projects.

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176 pages


Chris Lynch
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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

7th August 2006



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