Sad Stories of the Death of Kings

Product Number: EB00175511
Released: Jan 14, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781609803551
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
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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.

Original Publish Date: Jan 04, 2011

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