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C.H. Booth Library - Newtown FIC MCCORMICK (Text to phone) 34014137462223 Adult Fiction Available -
Mark Twain Library Association - Redding FIC McC (Text to phone) 33620131449288 Adult Fiction Available -
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Summary, etc.: "In the tradition of startling debuts such as We, the Animals by Justin Torres, Desert Boys follows the life of Daley Kushner, growing up, coming out, and grappling with the remnants of his childhood in California's Mojave Desert. This series of powerful, linked stories illuminates Daley's world--the family, friends, and community that have both formed and constrained him, and his new life in San Francisco. Back home, the desert preys on those who cannot conform: an alfalfa farmer on the outskirts of town; two young girls whose curiosity leads to danger; a black politician who once served as his school's Confederate mascot; Daley's mother, an immigrant from Armenia; and Daley himself, introspective and queer. Meanwhile, in another desert on the other side of the world, war threatens to fracture Daley's most meaningful--and most fraught--connection to home, his friendship with Robert Karinger. Desert Boys traces the development of towns into cities, of boys into men, and the haunting effects produced when the two transformations overlap. Both a bildungsroman and a portrait of a changing place, the book mines the terrain between the desire to escape and the hunger to belong"--
Subject: Boys Fiction
Young men Fiction
Male friendship Fiction
City and town life Fiction
Mojave Desert Fiction
San Francisco (Calif.) Fiction
Friendship Fiction
Coming of age Fiction
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Psychological fiction.
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