Leave myself behind / Bart Yates.Material type: TextPublication details: New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2004, ©2003.Description: 262 p. ; 24 cmISBN:
- 813/.6 22
- PS3625.A75 L43 2003
|Item type||Current library||Call number||Status||Date due||Barcode|
|Books||Bibliothèque à livres ouverts Novel & Fiction||YATE (Browse shelf(Opens below))||Available||X28632|
|Books||Bibliothèque à livres ouverts Novel & Fiction||YATE (Browse shelf(Opens below))||Available||X21889|
Meet seventeen-year-old Noah York, the hilariously profane, searingly honest, completely engaging narrator of Bart Yates's astonishing debut novel. With a mouth like a truck driver and eyes that see throught the lies of the world, Noah is heading into a life that's only getting more complacated by the day.
His dead father is fading into a snapshot memory. His mother, the famous psycho-poet, has relocated them from Chicago to a rural New England twon that looks like an advertisement for small-town America - a bad advertisement. He can't seem to start a sentence without using the "f" word. And now, the very house he lives in is coming apart at he seams - literally - torn down bit by bit as he and his mother renovate the old Victorian. But deep within the walls lie the secrets from a previous life - mason jars stuffed with bits of clothing, scrap writting, old photographs - disturbing clues to the mysterious existence of a woman who disappeared decades before. While his mother grows more obsessed and unsettled by the discovery of these homemade reliquaries, Noah fights his own troubling obession with the boy next door, the enigmatic J.D. It is J.D. who beggins to quietly anchor Noah to this new life. J.D., who is hiding terrible, haunting pain behind an easy smile and a carefree attitude.
Parte Portnoy, part Holden Caufield, never less than truthful, and always fully human, Noan York is a touching and unforgettable character. His story is one of hope and heartbreak loce and redemption, of holding on to old wounds when new skin is what's needed, and of the power of growing up whole once every secret has been set free. [back ]