Fifteen-year-old America has been nowhere, has been nobody. Separated from his foster mother. A runaway. A patient. Without love. Without hope. And, eventually, without the will to live. Until Dr. B. steps in. To listen. To explore. And to find within America both the story and the boy who are lost.
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“Just because I’m crazy doesn’t mean I have to eat shit.” Frank (Life Is Funny, 2000) creates perfectly both America at five, unsure of anything except the hope that if he is bad enough, his mother will send him back to Mrs. Harper and the belligerent adolescent convinced that the world has nothi...| Read Full Review of America
Long after his death, customers still felt “as if they were being taken care of by Fred Harvey himself.” To be taken care of by Fred Harvey implied being swaddled in quality and couth, an ethos so entrenched that in the 1920s the company battled Oklahoma’s Corporation Commission all the way to th...Mar 25 2010 | Read Full Review of America
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Patterson, 1965 — roughly the middle year of the seventh decade of the 20th century — was “the inaugural year of the Sixties.’’ Patterson’s “The Eve of Destruction’’ — not quite a reprise nor quite a work of revisionism — is no romantic romp of nostalgia.Dec 08 2012 | Read Full Review of America
America has spent years denying that anyone could ever love him because of the bad things he's done, letting his sadness cloud thoughts of Liza, Fish, Ernie, his brother Brooklyn, and Mrs. Harper, who have all cared about America more than he cared about himself.Feb 01 2002 | Read Full Review of America
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