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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.

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After becoming involved in a fatal shooting accident in his home, a New England boy on the verge of adulthood suddenly finds himself at the center of the storm dividing his town between antagonic older residents and the newcomers gentrifying the region, caught between himself, his family, the local police, his girlfriend, and a reactionary vigilante group in his school. A first novel. 30,000 first printing.

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:
9781588366054
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Random House
Author:
Phil LaMarche
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
Teenage boys
Subject:
New england
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Foreign Languages-German-Belletristik
Subject:
Foreign Languages-German-Kinder
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20070410
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
224

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"Synopsis" by , After becoming involved in a fatal shooting accident in his home, a New England boy on the verge of adulthood suddenly finds himself at the center of the storm dividing his town between antagonic older residents and the newcomers gentrifying the region, caught between himself, his family, the local police, his girlfriend, and a reactionary vigilante group in his school. A first novel. 30,000 first printing.
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