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The Book of Ralph

The Book of Ralph (Paperback)

By John Mc Nally 
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Publisher: Free Press
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0743257774
EAN: 9780743257770
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 287
Publish Date: 2005-4-19
Binding: Paperback

Description

The delightfully original novel that Mitch Albom called "charming, sensitive, and at times flat-out hysterical." John McNally's unconventional coming-of-age tale describes the hilarious and poignant antics of two teenage boys and the moment of transcendence that can occur in everyday lives.
All of us need a Ralph in our lives.

Chicago, 1978. Hank Boyd, a solid B+ student, a good kid, wants eighth grade to be his special year. But when Ralph, an oddball troublemaker who' s been held back twice, gets the idea that he and Hank are pals, Hank's year devolves into an odyssey as frightening as it is hilarious.

John McNally, acclaimed author of "Troublemakers," deftly portrays the astonishing, sometimes terrifying world of adolescence in 1970s America: The adult world becomes increasingly untrustworthy, the economy plummets, and families seem to be falling apart, yet the two boys manage to create their own small moments of transcendence.

At once wary and full of wonder, Hank and Ralph will win your heart with their outrageous, poignant, and occasionally scary antics -- and they will teach you something about the ties that bind us together, hold us back, and redeem us.

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Specification

Title: The Book of Ralph
Publisher: Free Press
Author: John Mc Nally
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0743257774
EAN: 9780743257770
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 287
Publish Date: 2005-4-19
Binding: Paperback

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