Sad Stories of the Death of Kings (Hardcover)

By Barry Gifford, Rob Christopher (Foreword by)
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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 to live. At the center of it all is a boy learning to navigate the compromises, disillusionments and regrets that come with the territory of living. Mixing memoir and invention, the forty-one short stories in Barry Gifford's first book for young adults bring a city--and a boy's growing consciousness--to vivid, unflinching life.

About the Author

Barry Gifford is a celebrated writer whose novels have been translated into twenty-five languages. He has received awards from PEN, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Writers Guild of America, and his novel "Wind at Heart" was turned into a film by David Lynch.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781583229484
ISBN-10: 1583229485
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publication Date: November 23rd, 2010
Pages: 201
Language: English