American Youth

American Youth

By: Phil Lamarche (author)Paperback

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In this taut and powerful novel, a young teenager is confronted by a terrible moral dilemma following a firearms accident at his home. Coerced by his mother to lie about his role in the incident, he finds he has nonetheless earned the admiration of a sinister group of boys at his school - calling themselves 'American Youth', they subscribe to a twisted notion of traditional, puritanical values. As he gets sucked into their orbit, and entangled with the girlfriend of the group's leader, he struggles to hold on to a sense of right and wrong. Set in a New England town riven by social and ideological tensions - as newcomers encroach on an old rural culture - this is a classic portrait of a boy's rites of passage in an America ill at ease with itself.

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About Author

Phil LaMarche was born in New Hampshire. He received an MFA from Syracuse University, has taught fiction at Colgate and Syracuse Universities, and spends his summers working as a rescue kayaker. Phil LaMarche has had stories published in magazines and in the Robert Olen Butler Prize Story Anthology, one of which has been made into a film. He is 30 and lives in Syracuse, New York.

Product Details

  • publication date: 20/03/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780340938041
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780340938041
  • weight: 170
  • ISBN10: 0340938048

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