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James Baker Hall's blackly comic coming-of-age vel has been denied, by unfortunate circumstances surrounding its original 1964 publication, its rightful place alongside classics such as Catcher in the Rye and One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest in the can of essential late-twentieth-century American fiction. Set in Lexington, Kentucky, the story unfolds through the eyes of thirteen-year-old Yates Paul. He becomes consumed with revelations about his inattentive father's loneliness, his grandmother's stormy relationship with his boisterous alcoholic uncle, and the frustration of being the best photography assistant in town when one else kws it. In pursuing his career and falling in love with women twice his age, the precocious Yates falls back on Walter Mittyesque day-dreams to cope with a frequently humorous, sometimes dark, world. Long respected among literary insiders, sought after but nearly impossible to obtain, this lost classic will finally reach the wider audience it deserves.
James Baker Hall, Poet Laureate of Kentucky, teaches creative writing at the University of Kentucky. He has published many volumes of poetry, two novels, and four collections of photography.