Title The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys : A Novel
Edition First Edition, First Printing
Publisher Athens, GA, U.S.A. University of Georgia Press 1994
0-8203-1632-6 / 9780820316321
Seller ID 202-0254
Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Fully-bound in purple cloth. The spine is stamped in black. Black endpapers. 187pps. There is a mild bump to the foot of the spine, otherwise, clean, tight, square, and bright. No reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has two 1/8" scratches at the top of the rear panel; no chips, soiling, or tears.
"...Set in Savannah, Georgia, in the early 1970s, this is a novel of youth, its anarchic joy, and its first encounters with the concerns and apprehensions of early adulthood. Francis Doyle, Tim Sullivan, and their three closest friends are altar boys at Blessed Heart Catholic Church and eight-grade classmates at the parish school. They are also inveterate pranksters, suburban Tom Saywers. Bright, artistic, and unimpressed by adult authority, they are sworn to subvert the world that their parents and teachers have made for them. Trouble at school presents the opportunity for their crowning escapade -- for a chance to move beyond broken streetlights, playground brawls, and shoplifted junk food. They had barely finished drawing Sodom vs. Gomorrah '74 -- a collaborative comic book depicting Blessed Heart's nuns and priests gleefully breaking the seventh commandment -- when it fell into the hands of the principal. Certain that their parents will be informed, the boys conspire to create a diversion and buy some time. Their plan is to capture a dangerous wild animal and set it loose in the school. It is a scheme too audacious to abandon, one that will seal their friendships forever..."
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GEORGIA FICTION RELIGIOUS SAVANNAH GA CHRIS FUHRMAN THE DANGEROUS LIVES OF ALTAR BOYS FIRST EDITIONS WIT SATIRE BLACK HUMOR