Roy is a lover of adventure movies, a budding writer, and a young man slowly coming of age without the benefit of a father. Surrounding him—whether to support him or to drag him under—is the adult world of postwar Chicago, a city haunted by violence, poverty, and the redeeming power of imagination. Here are charlatans, operators, alien abductees, schoolyard nudists, and fast girls with only months...
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Level: 7 and up
Paperback: 201 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press; First Edition edition (October 19, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 4323336
Format: PDF ePub djvu book
Sad Stories of the Death of Kings is a book of vignettes by Barry Gifford about a boy growing up in Chicago in the 1950's and 60's. I'm sure the boy, Roy is a stand in for the author himself.I liked the stories very much and I can relate to Roy in ma...
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