The Namesake

The Namesake

eBook - 2012
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All his teachers are sure certain that Evan Galloway can be the graduate who brings glory to small, ordinary St. Sebastian's School. As for Evan, however, he can't be bothered anymore. Since the shock of his young father's suicide last spring, Evan no longer cares about the future. In fact, he believes that he spent the first fifteen years of his life living a lie. Despite his mother's encouragement and the steadfast companionship of his best friend, Alexis, Evan is mired in rage and bitterness. Good memories seem ludicrous when the present holds no hope. Then Evan's grandmother hands him the key--literally, a key--to a locked trunk that his father hid when he was the same age as Evan is now. Digging into the trunk and the small-town secrets it uncovers, Evan can begin to face who his father really was, and why even the love of his son could not save him. In a voice that resonates with the authenticity of grief, Steven Parlato tells a different kind of coming-of-age story, about a boy thrust into adulthood too soon, through the corridor of shame, disbelief, and finally ... compassion.
Publisher: Blue Ash, Ohio : Merit Press, c2012.
ISBN: 9781440554582
1440554587
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC RESOURCE
Characteristics: 1 online resource.

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FirstMaggie
Feb 10, 2019

The writing in this book is incredible. It's a very long read but so very hard to put down, just one more page becomes just one more chapter ... then I'll go do what I'm supposed to. The characters are perfect, the dialogue precise and the events keep dragging you deeper into the story. This book should have 100s on the waiting list to read it. A must for the serious reader of something instead of mystery , murder and mayhem although some would argue that mystery and mayhem are a big part of this story. READ IT AND RECOMMEND IT. I want more from this author!!!

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