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American Youth

American Youth

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Written by Phil LaMarcheAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Phil LaMarche

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
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  • Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • On Sale: January 8, 2008
  • Price: $14.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8129-7740-0 (0-8129-7740-8)
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American Youth is a controlled, essential, and powerful tale of a teenager in southern New England who is confronted by a terrible moral dilemma following a firearms accident in his home. This tragedy earns him the admiration of a sinister gang of boys at his school and a girl associated with them. Set in a town riven by social and ideological tensions–an old rural culture in conflict with newcomers–this is a classic portrait of a young man struggling with the idea of identity and responsibility in an America ill at ease with itself.