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Good kings bad kings : a novel

Author: Susan Nussbaum
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The residents at a facility for disabled young people in Chicago build trust and make friends in an effort to fight against their living conditions and mistreatment.
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Nussbaum
ISBN: 9781616202637 1616202637
OCLC Number: 820119750
Description: 298 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: by Susan Nussbaum.

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The residents at a facility for disabled young people in Chicago build trust and make friends in an effort to fight against their living conditions and mistreatment.

"Susan Nussbaum ... invites us into the lives of a group of typical teenagers--alienated, funny, yearning for autonomy--except that they live in an institution for juveniles with disabilities. This unfamiliar, isolated landscape is much the same as the world outside: friendships are forged, trust is built, love affairs are kindled, and rules are broken. But those who call it home have little or no control over their fate. Good Kings Bad Kings challenges our definitions of what it means to be disabled in a story told with remarkable authenticity and in voices that resound with humor and spirit."--Publisher's description.

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Funny, Horrifying, Realistic

by jesse_the_k (WorldCat user published 2015-10-27) Very Good Permalink

A novel about the youngest folks at the Illinois Learning and Life Skills Center. That fancy name doesn't hide its grim realities from the bosses, the employees, and most of all the inmates. ILLSC is a total institution for any kind of disabled kids who've aged out of anywhere else. It takes place...
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