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The Resource Hole in My Life

Hole in My Life

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Hole in My Life
Title
Hole in My Life
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Summary
Becoming a writer the hard wayIn the summer of 1971, Jack Gantos was an aspiring writer looking for adventure, cash for college tuition, and a way out of a dead-end job. For ten thousand dollars, he recklessly agreed to help sail a sixty-foot yacht loaded with a ton of hashish from the Virgin Islands to New York City, where he and his partners sold the drug until federal agents caught up with them. For his part in the conspiracy, Gantos was sentenced to serve up to six years in prison.In Hole in My Life, this prizewinning author of over thirty books for young people confronts the period of struggle and confinement that marked the end of his own youth. On the surface, the narrative tumbles from one crazed moment to the next as Gantos pieces together the story of his restless final year of high school, his short-lived career as a criminal, and his time in prison. But running just beneath the action is the story of how Gantos – once he was locked up in a small, yellow-walled cell – moved from wanting to be a writer to writing, and how dedicating himself more fully to the thing he most wanted to do helped him endure and ultimately overcome the worst experience of his life. This title has Common Core connections.Hole in My Life is a 2003 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year
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Gantos, Jack
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Young Adult Nonfiction
Label
Hole in My Life
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:4dad24f6-6ab1-4d0d-a7a0-8684b097f9fd
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780374706104
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Hole in My Life
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:4dad24f6-6ab1-4d0d-a7a0-8684b097f9fd
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780374706104
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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