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It is the summer of 1967 and, with one more year of high school to go, Leo Suther still has a lot to learn. He's in love with Allie Donovan, the beautiful girl who has turned his head ever since she moved to his small Massachusetts town. And he feels a real draw to the blues his father has taught him. Leo soon finds himself in the middle of a consuming love affair - and an intense testing of his political values by Allie's father, who challenges him on the escalating Vietnam conflict and forces him to examine just where he stands in relation to the people in his life. Throughout his - and the nation's - unforgettable 'summer of love', Leo is learning the language of the blues, which seem to echo the mourning he feels for his dead mother, his occasionally distant father, and the youth that is fast giving way to manhood.Floyd had still been woozy from Chicka#39;s hook, but Leo ran, and they broke Chicka#39;s bones and put him in a coma, and now Chick is on the mend and ... Leo pulled the shade, turned on his bedside lamp, and sat on his bed in front of the fan with a notepad and pencil. ... All the pictures and poems and two notebooks fell out in a cool pile on his legs. .... Go to one of the cities and get yourself an education, and find a man who loves you so much he wouldna#39;t think to make you a farmera#39;s wife.

Author:Andre Dubus III
Publisher:Random House - 2010-10-31


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