Boy's life

by McCammon, Robert R.,

Format: Print Book 2008
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Summary
Robert McCammon delivers "a tour de force of storytelling" ( BookPage ) in this award-winning masterpiece, a novel of Southern boyhood, growing up in the 1960s, that reaches far beyond that evocative landscape to touch readers universally.

Boy's Life is a richly imagined, spellbinding portrait of the magical worldview of the young--and of innocence lost.

Zephyr, Alabama, is an idyllic hometown for eleven-year-old Cory Mackenson--a place where monsters swim the river deep and friends are forever. Then, one cold spring morning, Cory and his father witness a car plunge into a lake--and a desperate rescue attempt brings his father face-to-face with a terrible, haunting vision of death. As Cory struggles to understand his father's pain, his eyes are slowly opened to the forces of good and evil that surround him. From an ancient mystic who can hear the dead and bewitch the living, to a violent clan of moonshiners, Cory must confront the secrets that hide in the shadows of his hometown--for his father's sanity and his own life hang in the balance...
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Both a mystery that will satisfy the most finicky aficionado and a boisterous travelogue through a stormy season in a 12-year-old's life, this novel follows a boy and his father as they seek a killer in 1964 Alabama. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Good and evil -- Fiction.
Alabama -- Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Publisher New York :2008
Edition Pocket Books trade paperback edition.
Language English
Notes "With a new foreword by the author"--Cover.
Description xiii, 610 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9781416577782
1416577785
9780671743055
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