Slipping into the dangerous world of drugs and petty theft as a means of rebelling against an abusive home life, Chappie takes on a new identity and encounters a host of characters, including a sexually victimized young girl. 100,000 first printing. $150,000 ad/promo. Tour.
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Written in the tradition of the great classics of American literature Huckleberry Finn and Catcher in the Rye, Rule of the Bone is an astonishing novel about a homeless youth living on the edge of society -- a lost boy who maps the cruel world that surrounds him with mother-wit, humor and appealing honesty.From the Back Cover:
When we first meet him, Chappie is a punked-out teenager living with his mother and abusive stepfather in an upstate New York trailer park. During this time, he slips into drugs and petty crime. Rejected by his parents, out of school and in trouble with the police, he claims for himself a new identity as a permanent outsider; he gets a crossed-bones tattoo on his arm, and takes the name "Bone."
He finds dangerous refuge with a group of biker-thieves, and then hides in the boarded-up summer house of a professor and his wife. He finally settles in an abandoned schoolbus with Rose, a child he rescues from a fast-talking pedophile. There Bone meets I-Man, an exiled Rastafarian, and together they begin a second adventure that takes the reader from Middle America to the ganja-growing mountains of Jamaica. It is an amazing journey of self-discovery through a world of magic, violence, betrayal and redemption.
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1995. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: A first-person narration of a teenage boy who becomes a drifter, convinced that he is destined for a criminal career. Awards: SLJ Best Book. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060172754
Book Description Harpercollins, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060172754
Book Description U.S.A.: Harpercollins, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition.. 8486 Language: eng Language: eng. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # z-91-b
Book Description Harpercollins, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060172754
Book Description Harpercollins, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. New Hardcover First Edition-Stated. 1st Printing-Full # Line. Never read. Not price clipped. Not a remainder. Book and Dust Jacket are BEAUTIFUL. COLLECTOR'S COPY. Bookseller Inventory # 000040