The Resource Best Boy

Best Boy

Label
Best Boy
Title
Best Boy
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Subject
Summary
For fans of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime comes this landmark novel about autism, memory, and, ultimately, redemption.Sent to a "therapeutic community" for autism at the age of eleven, Todd Aaron, now in his fifties, is the "Old Fox" of Payton Living Center. A joyous man who rereads the encyclopedia compulsively, he is unnerved by the sudden arrivals of a menacing new staffer and a disruptive, brain-injured roommate. His equilibrium is further worsened by Martine, a one-eyed new resident who has romantic intentions and convinces him to go off his meds to feel "normal" again. Undone by these pressures, Todd attempts an escape to return "home" to his younger brother and to a childhood that now inhabits only his dreams.Written astonishingly in the first-person voice of an autistic, adult man, Best Boy—with its unforgettable portraits of Todd's beloved mother, whose sweet voice still sings from the grave, and a staffer named Raykene, who says that Todd "reflects the beauty of His creation"—is a piercing, achingly funny, finally shattering novel no reader can ever forget
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
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  • Gottlieb, Eli
  • Pinchot, Bronson
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Label
Best Boy
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Publication
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digital storage
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9781504617437
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Kind of disc cylinder or tape
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other
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True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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unknown
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Label
Best Boy
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
OVERDRIVE:fabf0137-7c3c-4e7e-a509-edac52e82b8f
Dimensions
not applicable
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781504617437
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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      42.7009413 -71.1255084
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