PIANO MAN by Joyce Sweeney
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Yearning for a boyfriend of her own, fourteen-year-old Deidre fantasizes about Jeff, an older piano player at a local motel bar, while her cousin's involvement with her new boyfriend takes a frightening and violent turn. By the author of Center Line.

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Sweeney graduated with honors from Wright State University.
Published January 1, 1992 by Delacorte 1992, First Edition. 240 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In a variegated tapestry of relationships, Deidre Holland--who at 14 has never even been alone on a date--confuses fantasy with reality when she's attracted to a 26-year-old man.

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While Deidre offers consolation in the form of nutmeg muffins and stuffed veal roasts, her cousin Susan falls head over heels in love with Curt, a fast-moving 16-year-old with a violent temper.

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