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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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Sad Stories of the Death of Kings

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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 the adult 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. At the 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 fiction, the forty-one short stories in Barry Giffords first book for young adults bring a city—and a boys growing consciousness—to vivid, unflinching life.

The author of more than forty published works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, which have been translated into twenty-eight languages, Barry Gifford is the recipient of awards from the American Library Association, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Writers Guild of America, and PEN. His novel Wild at Heart was made into a film by David Lynch, which won the Palme dOr at the Cannes Film Festival, and his novel Perdita Durango was made into a feature film by Alex de la Iglesia. Inspired by his own childhood in Chicago, Sad Stories of the Death of Kings is Giffords first young adult novel.

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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 the adult 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. At the 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 first book for young adults bring a city—and a boy's growing consciousness—to vivid, unflinching life.

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A vivid and unflinching portrait of a fatherless adolescent boy coming of age within the violent humanity of 1960s Chicago.

About the Author

The author of more than forty published works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, which have been translated into twenty-eight languages, BARRY GIFFORD writes distinctly American stories for millions of readers around the globe. For more information, visit www.BarryGifford.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781583229484
Author:
Gifford, Barry
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Author:
Christopher, Rob
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
People & Places - United States
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Adolescence
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paper Over Board
Publication Date:
20101131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW illustrations throughout
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
11-UP

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Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Adolescence

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"Synopsis" by , 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 the adult 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. At the 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 first book for young adults bring a city—and a boy's growing consciousness—to vivid, unflinching life.
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A vivid and unflinching portrait of a fatherless adolescent boy coming of age within the violent humanity of 1960s Chicago.
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