No One But Us by Gregory Spatz

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With his mother in the hospital after a botched suicide attempt, fifteen-year-old Charlie goes to live with his mother's best friend, twenty-six-year-old Jolene. Somewhere in the midst of tickle fights and hugging and joking around, Jolene's guardianship of Charlie unravels, and soon they are both irrevocably lost in an affair that neither one is ready for, but that neither one is ready to resist. "A sharp, witty first novel."--Playboy; "A promising debut."--Publishers Weekly.
 

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Born in New York City, Gregory Spatz holds degrees from Haverford College, University of New Hampshire, and The University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. He is the author of No One But Us, an acclaimed first novel, published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. Wonderful Tricks received the Mid-List Press First Series Award for Short Fiction.
 
Published January 9, 1995 by Algonquin Books. 213 pages
Genres: Erotica, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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And I tried to think of something that did matter, but there was nothing....`This is my life,' I said, `and it is not very interesting.' '' Then a friend named Angel convinces Charlie that he needs to confront Jolene to get over her, and so the two set off cross-country to San Francisco to track ...

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In 1970s suburban Connecticut, 15-year-old Charlie stumbles into a torrid sexual affair with 26-year-old Jolene, his mother Mary's close friend and drinking partner, while Mary is in the hospital recovering from a suicide attempt.

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