First Tiger by George Harrar
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When a car crash takes a life, to whom does the tragedy really happen—the wife who dies? The husband who was driving? Or the six-year-old son sitting in the backseat? Author George Harrar explores this provocative question in his debut novel, set in the arts colony of New Hope, Pennsylvania, on the Delware River. The book begins 10 years after the accident when Jake Paine, now 16, comes home after almost a year as a runaway. His return sparks painful memories in his father, a man verging on a nervous bre

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Published November 1, 1999 by Permanent Pr Pub Co. 239 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The trials of a good-hearted but troubled teenager in Pennsylvania provide the focus for Harrar's debut as he details the way one family-shattering tragedy leads inexorably to another.

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The troubled protagonist of this intelligent, straightforward coming-of-age story is 16-year-old Jake Paine, the only son of a depressive and lithium-dependent Vietnam vet. Jake's life was fundamental

Nov 01 1999 | Read Full Review of First Tiger: George Harrar

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