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Shohola Falls : a novel

Author: Michael Pearson
Publisher: Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Haunted by his mother's death and abandoned by his father, young Tommy Blanks is forced to confront the world on his own, circa 1966. Tommy, an ancestor of the real-life inspiration for Huckleberry Finn, is sent to a juvenile facility in his middle teens after he is caught stealing a handful of books written by Mark Twain. It is at the Catholic boys' facility near the New York-Pennsylvania border that Tommy meets a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Bildungsromans
Love stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pearson, Michael, 1949-
Shohola Falls.
Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)606997842
Named Person: Mark Twain; Mark Twain
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Pearson
ISBN: 0815607857 9780815607854
OCLC Number: 52387857
Description: 204 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Michael Pearson.
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A coming-of-age novel with a twist - along with two interracial love stories, a depiction of the explosive 1960s in America and a cross-country search for Mark Twain.  Read more...

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"Pearson not only creates a compelling picaresque hero in Tommy Blanks but also gives us a flesh-and-blood Mark Twain--not the literary cliche--haunting the pages of [Tommy's] great-great Read more...

 
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