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Author: Trevanian.; Lee Leoncavallo
Publisher: Santa Ana, CA : Books on Tape, ℗2005.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Fiction : English : Library edView all editions and formats
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The place is Albany, New York. The year is 1936. Six-year-old Jean-Luc LaPointe, his little sister, and their spirited but vulnerable young mother have been abandoned--again--by his father, a charmer and a con artist. With no money and no family willing to take them in, the LaPointes manage to create a fragile nest at 238 North Pearl Street. For the next eight years, through the Great Depression and Second World  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Fiction
Autobiographical fiction
Bildungsromans
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Trevanian.; Lee Leoncavallo
ISBN: 1415921539 9781415921531
OCLC Number: 59668088
Notes: Subtitle from container.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Performer(s): Read by Lee Leoncavallo.
Description: 13 audio discs (approximately 72 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Trevanian.

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The place is Albany, New York. The year is 1936. Six-year-old Jean-Luc LaPointe, his little sister, and their spirited but vulnerable young mother have been abandoned--again--by his father, a charmer and a con artist. With no money and no family willing to take them in, the LaPointes manage to create a fragile nest at 238 North Pearl Street. For the next eight years, through the Great Depression and Second World War, they live in the heart of the Irish slum, with its ward heelers, unemployment, and grinding poverty. As Jean-Luc discovers, it's a neighborhood of "crazyladies": Miss Cox, the feared and ridiculed teacher who ignites his imagination; Mrs. Kane, who runs a beauty parlor/fortune-telling salon in the back of her husband's grocery store; Mrs. Meehan, the desperate, harried matriarch of a thuggish family across the street; lonely Mrs. McGivney, who spends every day tending to her catatonic husband, a veteran of the Great War; and Jean-Luc's own unconventional, vivacious mother.

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