Young Adult, 1982
A detective-style tale of love and honor, Duel is the story of a boy’s relationship with a 70-year-old friend who is challenged to a duel and decides he must accept.
Recipient of The Marsh Award 2001 (UK).
Rights Sold to:
Brazil, Cia das Letras; Czech Republic, Albatros; Denmark, Rosinante & Co.; Denmark, Rosinante (reverted); France, Editions du Seuil; Germany, Carlsen; Holland, Van Goor; Israel, Siman Kri’a/HaKibbutz HaMeuchad; Italy, Mondadori; Russia, Text Publishers; Spain, Cruilla; Spain, Ediciones SM (Castillian); UK, Bloomsbury; USA, Bloomsbury
“A writer of passionate self-honesty, unafraid to ask terrible questions.” – Nadine Gordimer
“Fast-paced and offbeat, this mystery will charm readers with its odd but appealing, memorable characters.” – Ed Sullivan, Booklist
“Entirely convincing... full of passion.” – The Guardian
“You’ll be duelling with yourself, if you try and put this book down.” – Times
“Entirely convincing . . . full of tension.” – Philip Pullman