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Life! Death! Prizes!

A Novel

May, Stephen

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Life! Death! Prizes!
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"Billy's mother is dead. He knows-because he reads about it in magazines-that people die every day in ways that are more random and tragic and stupid than hers, but for nineteen-year-old Billy and his little brother, Oscar, their mother's death in a bungled street robbery is the most random and tragic and stupid thing that could possibly have happened to them. Now Billy must be both mother and father to Oscar, and despite what his well-meaning aunt, the PTA mothers, social services, and Oscar's own prodigal father all think, he feels certain that he is the one for the job."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2012.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9781620400012
1620400014
Characteristics: 245 p. ;,21 cm.

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Nov 17, 2014
  • Cas22 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A touching and funny book. 19 yo Billy is determined to continue to look after his 6 yo brother, Oscar, after they are suddenly orphaned, despite opposition from all sides. In his struggle, he gives us plenty of astute and caustic observations of the adult "do gooders" around him. A heart-warming read.

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