Bubblegum and Kipling: Selected and Introduced by Andre by Tom Mayer,Andre Dubus III

By Tom Mayer,Andre Dubus III

These superbly hooked up tales keep on with the adolescent exploits of protagonist Jerry Gordon in the course of the American Southwest. Jerry’s coming-of-age episodes locate him seducing an blameless lady from the local, roping his first rodeo, garnering assistance from his older brother in a boyhood struggle, protecting his puppy from consuming a rescued tiger kitten, navigating the rituals of secrecy and actual violence in a brand new England prep tuition, and coping, finally, with the cataclysmic occasion of his father’s death.

Mayer’s prose is obvious and completely concise in portraying the vulnerability, cruelty, and unfettered confusion of his loved personality. His unique debut assortment, those tales first seemed whilst Tom Mayer was once astonishingly simply twenty-one years previous. His paintings seemed in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Story Magazine, and Sports Illustrated. This new Pharos version contains brief tales formerly uncollected.

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