It's Raining Books Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
  1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Juliet's Nurse

    Lois Leveen 9781476757445

spacer

Lowboy (Large Print) (Platinum Readers Circle)

Lowboy (Large Print) (Platinum Readers Circle) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Early one morning in New York City, Will Heller, a sixteen-yearold paranoid schizophrenic, gets on an uptown B train alone. Like most people he knows, Will believes the world is being destroyed by climate change; unlike most people, he's convinced he can do something about it. Unknown to his doctors, unknown to the police--unknown even to Violet Heller, his devoted mother--Will alone holds the key to the planet's salvation. To cool down the world, he has to cool down his own overheating body: to cool down his body, he has to find one willing girl. And he already has someone in mind. Lowboy, John Wray's third novel, tells the story of Will's fantastic and terrifying odyssey through the city's tunnels, back alleys, and streets in search of Emily Wallace, his one great hope, and of Violet Heller's desperate attempts to locate her son before psychosis claims him completely. She is joined by Ali Lateef, a missing-persons specialist, who gradually comes to discover that more is at stake than the recovery of a runaway teen: Violet--beautiful, enigmatic, and as profoundly at odds with the world as her son--harbors a secret that Lateef will discover at his own peril. Suspenseful and comic, devastating and hopeful by turns, Lowboy is a fearless exploration of youth, sex, and violence in contemporary America, seen through one boy's haunting and extraordinary vision.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781602854451
Publisher:
Center Point
Subject:
Boys
Author:
Wray, John
Subject:
Schizophrenia
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Center Point
Large Print:
Y
Series:
Platinum Readers Circle
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
380
Dimensions:
8.70x5.80x1.30 in. 1.20 lbs.

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

Lowboy (Large Print) (Platinum Readers Circle)
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 380 pages Center Point Large Print - English 9781602854451 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.