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"Nicky Flynn is coming of age in 1970s Brooklyn, riding into his sophomore year at St. Michaels, the last hurrah of the Diocesan school system. A budding young actor, Nicky is at once sensitive, resilient, exasperated, and keenly observant - especially when it comes to his father, Patrick. Undeniably enigmatic, and coasting on vanity, charm, and desperation, "Himself," as Nicky calls his father, is given to picking up old junker cars for cheap at NYPD auctions - each sputtering, tail-finned treasure subsidized by poker games. To Patrick, these chrome glamour tanks are his obsessions, repairable reminders of the past when he was young, and everything seemed new and gleaming and possible - before he had a family. For Nicky, each one is a milestone. Whether it's a harrowing joy ride or a driving lesson, they're unforgettable markers on his path toward an unpredictable future. But as Patrick's compulsions slide into alcoholism and violence, Nicky, his mother, and his sisters brace themselves for an inevitable sharp turn in their rattled lives."--Back cover.
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Hood River County Library FIC RORKE (Text) 33892100579540 Adult Fiction Book None 12/11/2018 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062848499
  • ISBN: 0062848496
  • Physical Description: 406 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, [2018]

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Summary, etc.:
"Nicky Flynn is coming of age in 1970s Brooklyn, riding into his sophomore year at St. Michaels, the last hurrah of the Diocesan school system. A budding young actor, Nicky is at once sensitive, resilient, exasperated, and keenly observant - especially when it comes to his father, Patrick. Undeniably enigmatic, and coasting on vanity, charm, and desperation, "Himself," as Nicky calls his father, is given to picking up old junker cars for cheap at NYPD auctions - each sputtering, tail-finned treasure subsidized by poker games. To Patrick, these chrome glamour tanks are his obsessions, repairable reminders of the past when he was young, and everything seemed new and gleaming and possible - before he had a family. For Nicky, each one is a milestone. Whether it's a harrowing joy ride or a driving lesson, they're unforgettable markers on his path toward an unpredictable future. But as Patrick's compulsions slide into alcoholism and violence, Nicky, his mother, and his sisters brace themselves for an inevitable sharp turn in their rattled lives."--Back cover.
Subject: Teenagers > Fiction.
High school students > Fiction.
Alcoholics > Fiction.
Automobile auctions > Fiction.
Violence > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) > Fiction.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS > Dysfunctional Families.
FICTION > Family Life.
FICTION > Literary.
Alcoholics.
Families.
High school students.
Teenagers.
Violence.
New York (State) > New York > Brooklyn.
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Fiction.
Novels.
Bildungsromans.
Novels.

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