Gil Marsh

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Random House LLC, Feb 28, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 192 pages
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Good looking, athletic, and smart, Gill Marsh is the most popular kid at Uruk High School, even though he is only a junior. When Enko, a new kid from Montreal, shows up, Gil is wary. Yet Enko is easy going and matches Gil's athletic prowess without being a threat. Soon, the two become inseparable friends, practicing, studying, and double-dating.

Then suddenly, to everyone's shock, Enko succombs to an aggressive cancer.

When Enko's parents take his body and return to Canada, Gil is unable to even say good bye. He is inconsolable. Determined to find Enko's grave, Gil sneaks away and heads north.

Closely based on the ancient story of Gilgamesh, the Sumerian King from 3000 BC, A. C. E. Bauer has carefully woven the classic elements of myth to follow Gil's quest and explore the grief and growth of a young man.


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The writing, however, fell flat. - Goodreads
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User Review  - beckymmoe - LibraryThing

I really, really wanted to like this book. A modern retelling of the epic of Gigamesh? What a neat idea! I teach sixth grade social studies (ancient history to the Renaissance) and am always looking ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kumi - Goodreads

Gil marsh was a good story yet confusing in some parts. I found the story intriguing yet the whole story too short. It would have been better if the author elaborated more, the story seemed to jump from one scene to the next without really finishing the first. All in all it was a good book. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
4
Section 2
11
Section 3
22
Section 4
38
Section 5
43
Section 6
48
Section 7
57
Section 8
89
Section 9
103
Section 10
110
Section 11
133
Section 12
144
Section 13
165
Section 14
173
Section 15
180
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About the author (2012)

A. C. E. BAUER has always been infatuated with the classics, and has been telling stories ever since she could talk (some were real whoppers). After learning how to write, she began handing them out as gifts to her family. Ms. Bauer took a break from writing for a while when she was a lawyer helping poor people, writing legal briefs and telling stories about her clients. She has returned to fiction and now writes for children of all ages. Born and raised in Montreal, she spends most of the year in Cheshire, Connecticut, and much of the summer on a lake in Quebec. She lives with her husband, two children, and their dog Speedy. Learn more at acebauer.com.


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