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Only ten, Louie becomes involved in the world of pigeon flying when she meets Casey, a thirty-eight-year-old Brooklyn pigeon fancier
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The protagonist of this taut, direct story is Louie, a 10-year-old living in late '50s Brooklyn. Outwardly tough but unsure of herself, she becomes a "chaser," or apprentice, for champion pigeon-flyer Casey, an older man whose family- and work-life are in disarray. While he teaches Louie "flying" and how to care for the pigeons, the two become friends and share a sense of freedom and release provided by the urban rooftop sport. Louie's family and teachers question her devotion to the pigeons while other "birders" react with amusement to Casey's "girl chaser," but eventually she earns their respect. By the end of the tale, when her family decides to move to suburbia, Louie has matured greatly, the outlines of young womanhood are apparent, and pigeon-flying has helped her survive a brutish street culture and the murder of a friend. Schwartz captures a crucial period in one girl's life. November
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Book Description Virago 15/10/1987, 1987. Condition: Very Good. Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in very good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. Seller Inventory # 6545-9780860689492
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Book Description Virago Upstarts. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0860689492I4N10
Book Description Virago Upstarts, 1987. Condition: Very Good. 1st Thus. 216 pages. Seller Inventory # 86879
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Book Description U.K / Virago Upstairs, 1985. Soft cover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. A paperback in good condition. (216 pages). Seller Inventory # 1499
Book Description Virago, London, 1987. Medium Trade Paperback. Condition: Good. Reprint. 216 pages. Covers have light creasing. Edges of covers have superficial wear. Spine is uncreased. Pages are reasonably tanned. Book exchange stamp. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Children & Young Adult; Teenage Fiction; ISBN: 0860689492. ISBN/EAN: 9780860689492. Inventory No: 17070063. Seller Inventory # 17070063
Book Description Virago Upstarts, London England, 1987. Softcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Uk Paperback Edition. Louie is still at school when she meets Casey. He is thirty-eight. It is their passion for pigeon-flying which brings them together and Casey breaks with tradition and asks Louie to be his 'chaser' or apprentice. High above the grimy Brooklyn streets, away from school and family, Louie discovers an exhilarating rooftop sport, a world of beauty, freedom - and violence. Here everything seems possible, including, for a while, an exceptional friendship. And here she learns from Casey the lesson every gambler has to learn - 'to be good, sometimes you have to lose'. Paperback. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Academic Literature.) Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 009273