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Roy is a lover of adventure movies, a budding writer, and a young man slowly coming of age without the benefit of a father. Surrounding him-whether to support him or to drag him under--is theadult world of postwar Chicago, a city haunted by violence, poverty, and the redeeming power of imagination. Here are charlatans, operators, alien abductees, schoolyard nudists, and fast girls with only months to live. Atthe center of it all is a boy learning to navigate the compromises, disillusionments and regrets that come with the territory of living. Mixing memoir and invention, the forty-one short stories in Barry Gifford's firstbook for young adults bring a city-and a boy's growing consciousness--to vivid, unflinching life.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781609803551
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Foreword:
Christopher, Rob
Author:
Gifford, Barry
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : People & Places - United States
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Social Issues - Adolescence
Publication Date:
January 2011
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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