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Review:

"This is the most astonishing debut I've ever read. Goat is beguiling, brutal and tender at once. By giving us an honest portrait of the love between brothers, Brad Land holds up a mirror to the lie of false fraternity." Haven Kimmel, author of A Girl Named Zippy

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"At once harrowingly violent and heartachingly tender, Brad Land's memoir throws you into a world where brutality, love, loneliness, anger, brotherhood and a desire to belong are inextricably and fatally entwined. As a narrator, Land is able to articulate his inner turmoil with an honesty that is as riveting as it is disarming. Goat should be required reading for every scared, isolated, naive teenage boy who thinks that joining a fraternity might solve his problems. And required reading for anyone who's ever loved someone they didn't understand." Thisbe Nissen, author of The Good People of New York

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"Written with a heart seared with pain and a pen filled with passion, Brad Land's tale is street-fight brutal and gut-wrench tragic. It is a book that every teenager should read and every parent must read, especially those of us with sons. Goat never lets go. It rips and shreds us with blade-sharp dialogue and a relentless pace, all the while exposing the bravest of souls and the most gentle of hearts." Lorenzo Carcaterra, author of Gangster and Street Boys

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"Immensely readable, Land's tough yet tender book speaks to the fears and isolation of young alienated adults with compelling power, candor and compassion." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"This is one of those impossible-to-put-down books....This will be widely read as one of the first books about assaults on men." Library Journal

Review:

"How Land can stand to revisit these miseries with such delirious pungency would be a wonder, except that his sense of relief at having survived them is palpable. Fine, grim work." Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Brad Land studied creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he received his M.F.A., and Western Michigan University, where he served as nonfiction editor of Third Coast. He has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony and now lives in South Carolina.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400060931
Author:
Land, Brad
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Higher
Subject:
Youth
Subject:
Students & Student Life
Subject:
Violence
Subject:
Greek letter societies
Subject:
South carolina
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Specific Groups - General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
no. 35
Publication Date:
February 2004
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.44x5.76x.86 in. .76 lbs.

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Product details 224 pages Random House - English 9781400060931 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This is the most astonishing debut I've ever read. Goat is beguiling, brutal and tender at once. By giving us an honest portrait of the love between brothers, Brad Land holds up a mirror to the lie of false fraternity."
"Review" by , "At once harrowingly violent and heartachingly tender, Brad Land's memoir throws you into a world where brutality, love, loneliness, anger, brotherhood and a desire to belong are inextricably and fatally entwined. As a narrator, Land is able to articulate his inner turmoil with an honesty that is as riveting as it is disarming. Goat should be required reading for every scared, isolated, naive teenage boy who thinks that joining a fraternity might solve his problems. And required reading for anyone who's ever loved someone they didn't understand."
"Review" by , "Written with a heart seared with pain and a pen filled with passion, Brad Land's tale is street-fight brutal and gut-wrench tragic. It is a book that every teenager should read and every parent must read, especially those of us with sons. Goat never lets go. It rips and shreds us with blade-sharp dialogue and a relentless pace, all the while exposing the bravest of souls and the most gentle of hearts."
"Review" by , "Immensely readable, Land's tough yet tender book speaks to the fears and isolation of young alienated adults with compelling power, candor and compassion."
"Review" by , "This is one of those impossible-to-put-down books....This will be widely read as one of the first books about assaults on men."
"Review" by , "How Land can stand to revisit these miseries with such delirious pungency would be a wonder, except that his sense of relief at having survived them is palpable. Fine, grim work."
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