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Publisher Comments:

American Youth is a controlled, essential, and powerful tale of a teenager in southern New England who is confronted by a terrible moral dilemma following a firearms accident in his home. This tragedy earns him the admiration of a sinister gang of boys at his school and a girl associated with them. Set in a town riven by social and ideological tensions — an old rural culture in conflict with newcomers — this is a classic portrait of a young man struggling with the idea of identity and responsibility in an America ill at ease with itself.

Review:

"Phil LaMarche observes boys undergoing the rites of adolescence the way Rick Bass and Jim Harrison investigate the ravages of time on their fathers — with an unflinching but sympathetic eye, sometimes amused, sometimes ashamed, always astonished." San Francisco Chronicle

Review:

"This is one of the most savagely beautiful, emotionally devastating and accurate readings of what it means to grow up in our soul-starved homeland that I've ever read." Los Angeles Times

Review:

"[M]anages to be emotionally powerful and more than a little unsettling." Dallas Morning News

Review:

"[A] small book, devastating in its particular portrayal of a boy who, under various pressures, approaches collapse." Minneapolis Star Tribune

Review:

"LaMarche writes in a clear, crisp, procedural prose, almost claustrophobic and airless, akin to Hemingway with almost none of that writer's lyricism, but his story is so riveting and toxic that it held me every step of the way." Providence Journal

About the Author

Phil LaMarche was a writing fellow in the Syracuse University graduate creative writing program. He was awarded the Ivan Klíma Fellowship in fiction in Prague and a Summer Literary Seminars fellowship in St. Petersburg, Russia. His story "In the Tradition of My Family," published in the spring 2005 edition of Ninth Letter and the 2005 Robert Olen Butler Fiction Prize Stories anthology, has been made into a film by orLater Productions. He lives in central New York state.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812977400
Author:
LaMarche, Phil
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Author:
Phil LaMarche
Author:
Phil LaMarche
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Coming of age
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.98x5.26x.50 in. .41 lbs.

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Product details 256 pages Random House Trade - English 9780812977400 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Phil LaMarche observes boys undergoing the rites of adolescence the way Rick Bass and Jim Harrison investigate the ravages of time on their fathers — with an unflinching but sympathetic eye, sometimes amused, sometimes ashamed, always astonished."
"Review" by , "This is one of the most savagely beautiful, emotionally devastating and accurate readings of what it means to grow up in our soul-starved homeland that I've ever read."
"Review" by , "[M]anages to be emotionally powerful and more than a little unsettling."
"Review" by , "[A] small book, devastating in its particular portrayal of a boy who, under various pressures, approaches collapse."
"Review" by , "LaMarche writes in a clear, crisp, procedural prose, almost claustrophobic and airless, akin to Hemingway with almost none of that writer's lyricism, but his story is so riveting and toxic that it held me every step of the way."
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