America

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Author(s): E.R. Frank
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Product Number: 13838
Released: Feb 24, 2003
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ISBN: #9780689847295
Publisher: Athenium
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Acclaimed author E.R. Frank writes provocative fiction. America, a foulmouthed, yet endearing 16-year-old, attempts suicide and is placed in the care of psychiatrists at Ridgeway mental hospital. There he learns to cope with a past filled with neglect and mistreatment with the help of Dr. B. Alternating between America's present- day stay at the hospital and his past, living in the care of his older brothers, America is a stark exploration of the mind of an inner-city youth.

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CD
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Author(s): E.R. Frank
Narrator(s): J.D. Jackson
Product Number C02270
Released: Feb 24, 2003
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470335311
eAudio
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Author(s): E.R. Frank
Narrator(s): J.D. Jackson
Product Number Z00712
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449884826
eBook
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Author(s): E.R. Frank
Genre: Ya Fiction
Product Number EB00588465
Released: Apr 07, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781439132234
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Homework Pack
Author(s): E.R. Frank
Narrator(s): J.D. Jackson
Product Number 3G0251
Released: Feb 24, 2003
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ISBN: #9781470336486
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Class Set
Author(s): E.R. Frank
Narrator(s): J.D. Jackson
Product Number 3M0277
Released: Feb 24, 2003
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470336493
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): E.R. Frank
Narrator(s): J.D. Jackson
Product Number 3E0267
Released: Feb 24, 2003
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470336509

Professional reviews

"Told as a first-person account in sequential chapters of "Then" and "Now," protagonist America's nightmare unfolds before the listener. Born to a crack-addicted mother, racially mixed, sexually abused, and abandoned, America is lost in the welfare system until he attempts suicide at 16. He's sent to an adolescent treatment facility, where he encounters Dr. B. Eventually therapy forces the angry, suspicious youngster to confront his past and find himself. J.D. Jackson's performance transforms America's street language into heartbreaking poetry. Jackson never panders to the material, giving the ring of truth to every word. E.R. Frank turns one boy's search for sanity in an insane world into an indictment of a society that discards its children. Brutal, not for the squeamish, Jackson's performance of an American original is remarkable. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"