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Publisher Comments:

In a small town in Iowa, Scotty Ocean has announced that seven is going to be his year. It does turn out to be his year, but not quite the one he had imagined. It is the year his mother abandons the family. At first, Scotty does astonishing things to get her to return. When he realizes she won't be coming back, he decides he must replace her. And when that proves impossible, he takes the dramatic step of trying to remain seven forever.

Funny, sad, and constantly surprising, An Ocean in Iowa explores the fragile contracts between parents and children and what it really means to grow up.

Synopsis:

In a novel with small, note-perfect references of the 1960s, Hedges captures the disruptions in communities and families across the country caused by the Vietnam war.

About the Author

Peter Hedges, the author of What's Eating Gilbert Grape, grew up in West Des Moines, Iowa. He now lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and two children.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

What Scotty Said

Almost Heaven

Look at Scotty Grow

A Good Boy

Christmas

Other Mothers

The Wrong Crowd

What Was Learned

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684859705
Author:
Hedges, Peter
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Iowa
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
April 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 10.08 oz

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