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The whistling song / Stephen Beachy.

By: Material type: TextTextSeries: Publication details: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, 1992, ©1991.Description: 411 p. ; 21 cmISBN:
  • 0393309495
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 813/.54 20
LOC classification:
  • PS3552.E128 W4 1992
Summary: In this electric on-the-road novel, orphan-hero Matt hitchhikes across the surreal landscape of Anerica in the '80s. Searching for the lost bliss of childhood he falls in with - and longs for - the dangerously beautiful but amoral Jimmy, a fellow orphan. As they crisscross the country, encountering homeless rock stars, suicidal teenagers, Jesus freaks, and other souls on the edge, Matt moves toward adulthood and his own sexual identity. Stephen Beachy, awarded a James Michener Grant from the the Iowa Writer Work-shop, now lives in San Francisco and is at work on another novel. [back]
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In this electric on-the-road novel, orphan-hero Matt hitchhikes across the surreal landscape of Anerica in the '80s. Searching for the lost bliss of childhood he falls in with - and longs for - the dangerously beautiful but amoral Jimmy, a fellow orphan. As they crisscross the country, encountering homeless rock stars, suicidal teenagers, Jesus freaks, and other souls on the edge, Matt moves toward adulthood and his own sexual identity. Stephen Beachy, awarded a James Michener Grant from the the Iowa Writer Work-shop, now lives in San Francisco and is at work on another novel. [back]

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