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- DescriptionThis is the story of Billy Kinsey, heir to a lottery fortune, part genius, part philosopher and social critic, full time insomniac and closeted rock drummer. Billy has decided that the best way to deal with an absurd world is to stay away from it. Do t volunteer. Do t join in. Billy will be the first to tell you it doesn't always work- t when your twin sister, Dorie, has died, t when your unhappy parents are at war with one ather, t when frazzled soccer mums in two ton SUVs are more dangerous than atom bombs, and t when your guidance counselor keeps asking why you haven't applied to college. Billy's life changes when two people enter his life. Twom Twomey is a charismatic renegade who believes that truly living means going a little outlaw. Twom and Billy become one ather's mutual benefactor and friend. At the same time, Billy is reintroduced to Gretchen Quinn, an old and adored friend of Dorie's. It is Gretchen who suggests to Billy that the world can be transformed by creative acts of the soul. With Twom, Billy visits the dark side. And with Gretchen, Billy experiences possibilities. Billy kws that one path is leading him toward disaster and the other toward happiness. The problem is Billy doesn't trust happiness. It's the age he's at. The tragic age.
- Author BiographySTEPHEN METCALFE wrote the production drafts for <i>Pretty Woman, Dangerous Minds</i> and <i>Mr. Holland's Opus</i>, among others. His stage plays have been produced in New York and at theaters throughout the US, Europe and Japan. He is an Associate Artist at The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego and has been an adjunct professor in dramatic writing at University of California at San Diego, University of San Diego and San Diego State University. <i>The Tragic Age</i> is his debut novel.
- Author(s)Stephen Metcalfe
- PublisherGriffin Publishing
- Date of Publication12/02/2016
- SubjectYoung Adult Fiction
- Place of PublicationCalifornia
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSaint Martin's Griffin,U.S.
- Weight272 g
- Width139 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine20 mm
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