August and Then Some

August and Then Some

A Novel

Book - 2012
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Baker & Taylor
The relationships between members of a dysfunctional family are explored when JT, his little sister, and his best friend attempt to steal his father's 1965 Shelby Cobra.

Norton Pub
In the heat of August, Jake Terri Savage (“JT”), his little sister Danielle, and his bone-headed best friend, Nokey (nicknamed after “gnocchi”), try to steal JT’s father’s beloved 1965 Shelby Cobra. Their reasons are noble; the consequences,devastating.JT’s abusive dad’s idea of a twelfth birthday gift is getting his son involved in a barroom brawl. Nokey’s dad thinks he has potatoes for brains. Both sons live out their fathers’ stunted visions in a way that brings down a terrible judgment on them all—leaving JT hauling rocks for punishment while he staves off panic attacks and nightmares about his sister and her terrible half-known secret.A Dominican teenage girl with little hope for her own future gives JT a second chance to save someone, including himself. Throughout, David Prete’s vivid sense of atmosphere, tight plotting, and crackling dialogue give the dysfunctional family story a new lease on life.
Twisted bonds between a father and his children lead to revenge and a desperate hope for redemption and forgiveness.

Baker
& Taylor

"The relationships between members of a dysfunctional family are explored when JT, his little sister and his best friend attempt to steal his father's 1965 Shelby Cobra in this new novel from the author of Say That to My Face."

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2012
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780393057997
Characteristics: 262 p

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