Titolo: The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys
Casa editrice: University of Georgia Press, Athens, GA
Data di pubblicazione: 1994
Illustratore: Dean Rohrer (cover)
Condizione libro: Fine
Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine (Brodart protected)
Edizione: First Edition, First Printing
187pps. Like new; a clean, unread copy with a smooth spine and tight binding. No marks or wear of any kind. Fine dust jacket, crisp edges. Codice inventario libreria 005268
Riassunto: Set in Savannah, Georgia, in the early 1970s, this is a novel of the anarchic joy of youth and encounters with the concerns of early adulthood. Francis Doyle, Tim Sullivan, and their three closest friends are altar boys at Blessed Heart Catholic Church and eighth-grade classmates at the parish school. They are also inveterate pranksters, artistic, and unimpressed by adult authority. When Sodom vs. Gomorrah '74, their collaborative comic book depicting Blessed Heart's nuns and priests gleefully breaking the seventh commandment, falls into the hands of the principal, the boys, certain that their parents will be informed, conspire to create an audacious diversion. Woven into the details of the boys' preparations for the stunt are touching, hilarious renderings of the school day routine and the initiatory rites of male adolescence, from the first serious kiss to the first serious hangover.
L'autore: Chris Fuhrman grew up as a Catholic in Savannah, Georgia, where he was born in 1960. He received his master's degree from Columbia University. Fuhrman died of cancer in 1991 while working on the final revision of The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, his first and only novel.
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