A gut-punch of a debut about love and loss, and fighting for a and with a the only family youave got. Albyas flailing wildly against the world around him. He punches his sister (she deserved it), gets drunk and picks fights (all deserved), defends defenceless creatures large and small, and spews insults at children, slow drivers, old ladies and every single surviving member of his family. With electrifying honesty and sly tenderness, Alby distills the anguish, the terror, the humour, and the strange grace he experiences in the aftermath of his motheras death. But as he drinks, screws, and jokes his way through his pain and heartache, both his anger and his kindness bubble up when he, and we, least expect it.aCommunity service, right? ... I got my first car two weeks this side ofseventeen: a rustedout 1978 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40, a fourspeed manual straight six that got nine miles to the gallon and had holesin the floorboard ... Icursed men andthe sun, stoplights and leftturners, Yankees bumper stickers and orangetraffic cones.
|Publisher||:||Random House - 2015-02-19|