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Sad Stories of the Death of Kings

Sad Stories of the Death of Kings

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Written by Barry GiffordAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Barry Gifford

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
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  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • On Sale: October 19, 2010
  • Price: $16.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-58322-922-4 (1-58322-922-1)
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Roy is a lover of adventure movies, a budding writer, and a young man slowly coming of age without the benefit of a father. Surrounding him–whether to support him or to drag him under–is the adult world of postwar Chicago, a city haunted by violence, poverty, and the redeeming power of imagination. Here are charlatans, operators, alien abductees, schoolyard nudists, and fast girls with only months to live. At the center of it all is a boy learning to navigate the compromises, disillusionments and regrets that come with the territory of living. Mixing memoir and invention, the forty-one short stories in Barry Gifford’s first book for young adults bring a city–and a boy’s growing consciousness–to vivid, unflinching life.