Novel Greg Herriges Secondary Attachments

ISBN 13: 9780688061715

Secondary Attachments

4 avg rating
( 2 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780688061715: Secondary Attachments

Brand New condition first edition, first printing hardcover book, we have added a mylar cover over the jacket to make it even nicer!

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly:

There is a lot to like about this somewhat unusual novel, beginning with its central character, Johnny Spector. A veteran of eight years of teaching in Chicago's inner city at the incongruously named Freddie Prinze High School, Spector is a renegade, disdained by the administrators. He is also distinguished as the author of a novel with a small cult following. Newly divorced, hassled by his principal, worried about the fate of his pupils as a major gang war looms on the horizon, Spector is thrown into further disarray when he falls for an extraordinary student. Eighteen-year-old Marlyn Valentin seems to have the brains and the will to escape the dead-end neighborhood. As Spector struggles to salvage his nearly burnt-out career, he and Marlyn engage in a torrid romance. Although its ending lacks the perfect turn the book needs, this is one of those rare contemporary novels brimming with humor, life and reality.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal:

This first-person-narrative novel focuses on a newly divorced teacher at Freddy Prinze High School in gang-torn northwest Chicago. John Spector is caught up in the bureacracy of the school, the cult-like attachment of his troubled students, and the demands of his ex-wife; his life is further complicated by his new love affair with an 18-year-old student who needs his strength and support to get away from her oppressive father. The story is cliched, the style struggles to be terribly hip, and this reader quickly lost interest in the characters and their predicaments. Lines like "Marlyn was a vanilla cone person. I suffered a malted . . . . I had visions of Heineken bottles dancing in my head" are embarrassing. Not recommended. Virginia A. Doser, Saddleback Community Coll. Lib., Mission Viejo, Cal.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 1.98
US$ 28.98

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Greg Herriges
Published by William Morrow & Co (1986)
ISBN 10: 0688061710 ISBN 13: 9780688061715
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0688061710

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds