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Desert boys

Author: Chris McCormick
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In the tradition of startling debuts such as We, the Animals by Justin Torres, Desert Boys follows the life of Daley Kushner, growing up, coming out, and grappling with the remnants of his childhood in California's Mojave Desert. This series of powerful, linked stories illuminates Daley's world--the family, friends, and community that have both formed and constrained him, and his new life in San Francisco. Back  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Bildungsromans
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris McCormick
ISBN: 9781250075505 1250075505 9781250141019 125014101X
OCLC Number: 918994721
Description: 226 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Mother, godfather, baby, priest --
The tallest trees in the Antelope Valley --
My uncle's tenant --
Notes for a spotlight on a future president --
You're always a child when people talk about your future --
The stars are faggots, and other reasons to leave --
Habibi --
The immigrants --
The costs and benefits of desert agriculture --
How to revise a play --
Shelter --
The missing antelope of Antelope Valley.
Responsibility: Chris McCormick.
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The winner of the Stonewall Book Award/Barbara Gittings Literature Award, vivid fiction following the life of a young man growing up in the Mojave Desert and the fates of the people he loves  Read more...

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"Desert Boys takes some familiar coming-of-age tropes--sensitive kid grows up a square peg in a round-hole town, breaks away for college and leaves his childhood pals behind--and refreshes them with Read more...

 
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