The Genuine Half-Moon Kid by Michael Williams
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To escape South Africa's turmoil, recent high-school graduate Jay Watson begins a journey that gives him new purpose, connected to the mysterious contents of a box that had belonged to his grandfather. By the author of Crocodile Burning.
 

About Michael Williams

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Michael Williams is Vice President, Cephalon Inc, Frazer, PA, USA.
 
Published January 1, 1992 by Tafelberg. 205 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books. Fiction

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The box turns out to contain legal documents plus almost 200 stories, all unfinished--his grandfather's real legacy and the spark that sets Jay on the road to becoming a writer.

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""This provocative saga captures the emotional turmoil of South African whites witnessing the rebirth of their country,"" said PW in a starred review.

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Jay Watson, a confused white teen, finds refuge from his ``crazy'' family and worrisome politics: after hours, he submerges himself in the cool water of the gigantic fish tank at the fish hatchery where he works.

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