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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Sage Library System.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District. (Show)

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Summary:

"An exquisite, blistering debut novel. Three brothers tear their way through childhood-- smashing tomatoes all over each other, building kites from trash, hiding out when their parents do battle, tiptoeing around the house as their mother sleeps off her graveyard shift. Paps and Ma are from Brooklyn--he's Puerto Rican, she's white--and their love is a serious, dangerous thing that makes and unmakes a family many times. Life in this family is fierce and absorbing, full of chaos and heartbreak and the euphoria of belonging completely to one another. From the intense familial unity felt by a child to the profound alienation he endures as he begins to see the world, this beautiful novel reinvents the coming-of-age story in a way that is sly and punch-in-the-stomach powerful. Written in magical language with unforgettable images, this is a stunning exploration of the viscerally charged landscape of growing up, how deeply we are formed by our earliest bonds, and how we are ultimately propelled at escape velocity toward our futures"--
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library FIC TORRES (Text) 33892005579819 Adult Fiction Book None 12/12/2011 Available -
Baker County Library TORRES (Justin) (Text) 37814002510999 FICTION Book None 12/07/2011 Available -
Klamath Community College PS3620 .O5897 W42 2011 (Text) 3760306322 Main Collection Book None 09/26/2016 Available -
Milton-Freewater Public Library FIC Torre (Text) 37862000259788 Adult Fiction Book None 11/28/2011 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0547576722
  • ISBN: 9780547576725
  • Physical Description: 128 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
We wanted more -- Never-never time -- Heritage -- Seven -- The lake -- US proper -- Lina -- Other locusts -- Talk to me -- You better come -- Night watch -- Bid-dig truck -- Ducks -- Trench -- Trash kites -- Wasn't no one to stop this -- Niagara -- The night I am made -- Zookeeping.
Summary, etc.:
"An exquisite, blistering debut novel. Three brothers tear their way through childhood-- smashing tomatoes all over each other, building kites from trash, hiding out when their parents do battle, tiptoeing around the house as their mother sleeps off her graveyard shift. Paps and Ma are from Brooklyn--he's Puerto Rican, she's white--and their love is a serious, dangerous thing that makes and unmakes a family many times. Life in this family is fierce and absorbing, full of chaos and heartbreak and the euphoria of belonging completely to one another. From the intense familial unity felt by a child to the profound alienation he endures as he begins to see the world, this beautiful novel reinvents the coming-of-age story in a way that is sly and punch-in-the-stomach powerful. Written in magical language with unforgettable images, this is a stunning exploration of the viscerally charged landscape of growing up, how deeply we are formed by our earliest bonds, and how we are ultimately propelled at escape velocity toward our futures"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Families > Fiction
Brothers > Fiction
North Country (N.Y.) > Fiction.

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