I picked this up at the library because I'd read the author's other book, "Out Stealing Horses". This was a strange little story and in the end, I didn't enjoy it very much. The writing was restrained to the point where there's never a release. It's the story of a young boy struggling to get by in life and deal with the relationship with his father. Early on the book, "Martin Eden" by Jack London is recommended to him to understand "what it takes to toil and sweat for the things you want" and he does toil mightily trying to be grown up when he's still a kid.
Published: 1992 Read: May 2013 Genre: Fiction