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The Resource One of the Boys

One of the Boys

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One of the Boys
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One of the Boys
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A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice A "gripping and heartfelt" (The New York Times Book Review) story about two young brothers contending with the love they have for their abusive father, One of the Boys is a stunning, compact debut by a major new talent.The three of them—a twelve-year-old boy, his older brother, their father—have won the war: the father's term for his bitter divorce and custody battle. They leave their Kansas home and drive through the night to Albuquerque, eager to begin again, united by the thrilling possibility of carving out a new life together. The boys go to school, join basketball teams, make friends. Meanwhile their father works from home, smoking cheap cigars to hide another smell. But soon the little missteps—the dead-eyed absentmindedness, the late night noises, the comings and goings of increasingly odd characters—become worrisome, and the boys find themselves watching their father change, grow erratic, then dangerous. Set in the sublimely stark landscape of suburban New Mexico and a cramped apartment shut tight to the world, One of the Boys conveys with propulsive prose and extraordinary compassion a young boy's struggle to hold onto the pieces of his shattered family. Tender, moving and beautiful, Daniel Magariel's masterful debut is a story of resilience and survival: two foxhole-weary brothers banding together to protect each other from the father they once trusted, but no longer recognize. With the emotional core of A Little Life and the speed of We the Animals, One of the Boys is among the most remarkable debut novels you'll ever read
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Magariel, Daniel
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One of the Boys
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OVERDRIVE:928ec39f-c9b4-41d6-a1e8-a30e51e38834
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
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9781501156182
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optical disk
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One of the Boys
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:928ec39f-c9b4-41d6-a1e8-a30e51e38834
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781501156182
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True
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optical disk

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