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  • Published: 1 September 2008
  • ISBN: 9780099456575
  • Imprint: Definitions
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $19.99

Ostrich Boys




A wonderful rites-of-passage story from critically acclaimed author, Keith Gray.

'It's not really kidnapping, is it? He'd have to be alive for it to be proper kidnapping.'

Kenny, Sim and Blake are about to embark on a remarkable journey of friendship. Stealing the urn containing the ashes of their best friend Ross, they set out from Cleethorpes on the east coast to travel the 261 miles to the tiny hamlet of Ross in Dumfries and Galloway. After a depressing and dispriting funeral they feel taking Ross to Ross will be a fitting memorial for a 15 year-old boy who changed all their lives through his friendship. Little do they realise just how much Ross can still affect life for them even though he's now dead.

This is Keith Gray's first new novel in three years and is a wonderful rites-of-passage story combing elements from Stand By Me, An Inspector Calls and Grand Theft Parsons.

  • Published: 1 September 2008
  • ISBN: 9780099456575
  • Imprint: Definitions
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Keith Gray

Keith was born and brought up in Grimsby and knew from an early age that he wanted to be a writer. When he received 0% for his accountancy exams he decided to pursue his dream.

Since then, he has gone on to win the Angus Book Award and the silver medal in the Smarties Prize. He has twice been shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize and was shortlisted for the Booktrust Teen Prize and the Scottish Arts Council Book Award. Rave reviews about his writing have appeared in every broadsheet. Keith was a judge for the Blue Peter Book Award, the Guardian Fiction Prize and the Bookstrust Teen Prize and reviews regularly for the Guardian.

Keith is now a full-time writer living in Edinburgh.

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