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Wild Abandon

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Wild Abandon, Joe Dunthorne, book reviewWild Abandon is the second novel by Joe Dunthorne, after the very successful (and funny) Submarine, which was also made into a good independent film. Submarine was about adolescence, and Wild Abandon in part is set in similar territory, reflecting the fact that Dunthorne is still a very young writer.

Wild Abandon is a comic novel set in a commune in South Wales. Kate is the adolescent daughter of the founders and leaders of the commune (Don and Freya), and Albert is her pre-adolescent younger brother.


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