What I Was

Version: Unabridged
Author: Meg Rosoff
Narrator: Ralph Cosham
Genres: Literature
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: January 2008
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 4 hours, 30 minutes
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What I Was is a beautifully crafted and heart-achingly poignant coming-of-age tale that is set mainly in a hut on an isolated strip of land in East Anglia. The narrator is an older man who recounts the story of his most significant friendshipthat with the nearly feral and completely parentless Finn, who lives alone in a hut by the sea. He idolizes Finn and spends as much time with him at the beachside hut as possible, hoping to become self-reliant and free instead of burdened by the boarding school dress code and curfew. But the contrast between their lives becomes evermore painful, until one day the tables turn and everything our hero believes to be true explodeswith dire consequences.

Author Details

Author Details

Rosoff, Meg

Meg Rosoffas first novel "How I Live Now" won the Michael L. Printz Award, a Guardian Fiction Prize, and the Branford Boase Award. "Just in Case," her second novel, won the 2007 Carnegie Medal and was short listed for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Costa (formerly Whitbread) Award. Rosoff was born in Boston and had three or four careers in publishing and advertising before she moved to London in 1989.