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War boy

a novel

1st ed.
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This edition was published in by Rob Weisbach Books in New York.

Written in English

Kief Hillsbery's War Boy is a transcendent literary feat. Told from the perspective of a deaf-mute teenager and charged with the fevered intensity of youth, it is a brilliant evocation of the search for family that will forever alter your perception of what it means to connect.

Fleeing an abusive father, fourteen-year-old Radboy takes to the road with Jonnyboy, and older friend and mentor who has become the only person he believes he can trust. On the bus headed out of town they hook up with Finn and Critter, a couple of speed-freak boyfriends who take a shine to both of them. They also meet Ula, who is mourning the death of her fiance and taking a trip across the United States in his memory. The five become fast allies, united by personal loss and by the allure of intimacy only friends in the throes of conflict can understand. When Jonnyboy drops out of sight, Radboy stays behind in San Francisco, where the underground world he has been introduced to inspires his own burgeoning sexual and emotional desires.

Radboy's freinds rally around him, putting their restless energy to use in a scheme to destroy a company that is ravaging the redwood forests. But their plans, fueled as much by drugs and paranoia as good intentions, go horribly wrong, and the violent events that ensue bring a powerful awakening for Radboy, one that he never set out to experience.

As hard-edged as it is emotionally authentic, War Boy is pure literary adrenaline--an utterly engrossing reading experience from a major new voice.

Fleeing an abusive father, fourteen-year-old Radboy takes to the road with Johnnyboy, an older friend and mentor who has become the only person he believes he can trust. On the bus headed out of town they hook up with Finn and Critter, a couple of speed-freak boyfriends who take a shine to both of them. They also meet Ula, who is mourning the death of her fiance and taking a trip across the United States in his memory. The five become fast allies, united by personal loss and by the allure of intimacy only friends in the throes of conflict can understand. When Jonnyboy drops out of sight, Radboy stays behind in San Francisco, where the underground world he has been introduced to inspires his own burgeoning sexual and emotional desires.

Radboy's friends rally around him, putting their restless energy to use on a scheme to destroy a company that is ravaging the redwood forests. But their plans, fueled as much by drugs and paranoia as good intentions, go horribly wrong, and the violent events that ensue bring a powerful awakening for Radboy, one that he never set out to experience.

As hard-edged as it is emotionally authentic, WAR BOY is pure literary adrenaline--an utterly engrossing reading experience from a major new voice.

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War boy: a novel
2000, Rob Weisbach Books
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War Boy

First published in 2000



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Kief Hillsbery's War Boy is a transcendent literary feat. Told from the perspective of a deaf-mute teenager and charged with the fevered intensity of youth, it is a brilliant evocation of the search for family that will forever alter your perception of what it means to connect.

Fleeing an abusive father, fourteen-year-old Radboy takes to the road with Jonnyboy, and older friend and mentor who has become the only person he believes he can trust. On the bus headed out of town they hook up with Finn and Critter, a couple of speed-freak boyfriends who take a shine to both of them. They also meet Ula, who is mourning the death of her fiance and taking a trip across the United States in his memory. The five become fast allies, united by personal loss and by the allure of intimacy only friends in the throes of conflict can understand. When Jonnyboy drops out of sight, Radboy stays behind in San Francisco, where the underground world he has been introduced to inspires his own burgeoning sexual and emotional desires.

Radboy's freinds rally around him, putting their restless energy to use in a scheme to destroy a company that is ravaging the redwood forests. But their plans, fueled as much by drugs and paranoia as good intentions, go horribly wrong, and the violent events that ensue bring a powerful awakening for Radboy, one that he never set out to experience.

As hard-edged as it is emotionally authentic, War Boy is pure literary adrenaline--an utterly engrossing reading experience from a major new voice.

Fleeing an abusive father, fourteen-year-old Radboy takes to the road with Johnnyboy, an older friend and mentor who has become the only person he believes he can trust. On the bus headed out of town they hook up with Finn and Critter, a couple of speed-freak boyfriends who take a shine to both of them. They also meet Ula, who is mourning the death of her fiance and taking a trip across the United States in his memory. The five become fast allies, united by personal loss and by the allure of intimacy only friends in the throes of conflict can understand. When Jonnyboy drops out of sight, Radboy stays behind in San Francisco, where the underground world he has been introduced to inspires his own burgeoning sexual and emotional desires.

Radboy's friends rally around him, putting their restless energy to use on a scheme to destroy a company that is ravaging the redwood forests. But their plans, fueled as much by drugs and paranoia as good intentions, go horribly wrong, and the violent events that ensue bring a powerful awakening for Radboy, one that he never set out to experience.

As hard-edged as it is emotionally authentic, WAR BOY is pure literary adrenaline--an utterly engrossing reading experience from a major new voice.

War boy

a novel

1st ed.

This edition was published in by Rob Weisbach Books in New York.


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Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3558.I4534 W37 2000

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL44305M
Internet Archive
warboynovel00hill
ISBN 10
0688171419
LC Control Number
99039527
Library Thing
192552
Goodreads
1226827

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