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Desert boys / Chris McCormick.

McCormick, Chris, 1987- author. (Author).
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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cambridge City PL - Cambridge City F McC (Text) 76893000260728 Adult Fiction Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library FIC MCC (Text) 33187004063141 Fiction (adult) - R Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville FIC MCC (Text) 37323005263200 FICTION Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield FIC McCormic (Text) 31208912451608 fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781250075505 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 1250075505 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: 226 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Picador, 2016.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "In the tradition of startling debuts such as We, the Animals by Justin Torres, Desert Boys follows the life of Daley Kushner, growing up, coming out, and grappling with the remnants of his childhood in California's Mojave Desert. This series of powerful, linked stories illuminates Daley's world--the family, friends, and community that have both formed and constrained him, and his new life in San Francisco. Back home, the desert preys on those who cannot conform: an alfalfa farmer on the outskirts of town; two young girls whose curiosity leads to danger; a black politician who once served as his school's Confederate mascot; Daley's mother, an immigrant from Armenia; and Daley himself, introspective and queer. Meanwhile, in another desert on the other side of the world, war threatens to fracture Daley's most meaningful--and most fraught--connection to home, his friendship with Robert Karinger. Desert Boys traces the development of towns into cities, of boys into men, and the haunting effects produced when the two transformations overlap. Both a bildungsroman and a portrait of a changing place, the book mines the terrain between the desire to escape and the hunger to belong"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Boys > Fiction.
Young men > Fiction.
Male friendship > Fiction.
City and town life > Fiction.
Mojave Desert > Fiction.
San Francisco (Calif.) > Fiction.

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