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Destitution, hunger, cruelty, rootlessness — all the odds stand against Jacky, the young boy at the center of this powerful, popular American classic, yet still he prevails. Resourcefully, doggedly, Jacky nurtures his spirit of independence, his capacity to love, and his faith in a nation's dream in a journey that takes him from Wichita to Corpus Christi and from poverty to possibility.

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Destitution, hunger, cruelty, rootlessness-all the odds stand against Jacky Anderson, the young boy who struggles toward his adolescence in this powerful, popular American classic. Yet despite the hardships and hard times of the novel's Depression-era Kansas, Jacky prevails. Resourcefully, doggedly, on a journey that takes him from Wichita to Corpus Christi with his hapless mother and abusive stepfather, he nurtures his spirit of independence and capacity to love. Never failing to tough it out in his passage through the seedy worlds of the disappointed and dispossessed, Jacky may not escapr poverty but he does discover the possibility that lies in a nation's dream.

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onebc37, March 13, 2009 (view all comments by onebc37)
A gritty real-deal read. Take off the rose-colored glasses and be prepared for a reality that most people probably haven't imagined... yet alone lived.
The sequal... "Tattoo"... is the same. A hard-boiled, straight-edged continuation that picks up right where "A Garden of Sand" leaves off... and is equally worth the read. In fact... it is a must read.
The saga is enlightening, depressing, humerous, and will make you give thanks for all of the basic things that we all take for granted. Whatever your capacity for empathy is... it will be greater after this reading experience.
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ISBN:
9780786709465
Author:
Thompson, Earl
Publisher:
Avalon Publisher Group
Location:
New York
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Depressions
Subject:
Problem families
Subject:
Stepfathers
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
1st Carroll & Graf trade paperback ed.
Series:
Thompson, Earl
Series Volume:
106-3
Publication Date:
20010731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 20.5 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Destitution, hunger, cruelty, rootlessness-all the odds stand against Jacky Anderson, the young boy who struggles toward his adolescence in this powerful, popular American classic. Yet despite the hardships and hard times of the novel's Depression-era Kansas, Jacky prevails. Resourcefully, doggedly, on a journey that takes him from Wichita to Corpus Christi with his hapless mother and abusive stepfather, he nurtures his spirit of independence and capacity to love. Never failing to tough it out in his passage through the seedy worlds of the disappointed and dispossessed, Jacky may not escapr poverty but he does discover the possibility that lies in a nation's dream.
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