Dave Champoux Ghost of a Boy

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Ghost of a Boy

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"The most important story? You sure you want to know? The most important story from the night of the Sophomore Dance is to say exactly where you were when you first heard that a boy from the next town over had died. That was the news that spread like an airborne sickness last May 5th. All of us in our prom dresses and tuxedos, shouting from limousine windows: Did you hear it? Did you hear? Some kid from Westfield was murdered tonight." Thus ends the first chapter of "Ghost of a Boy": a high school Junior from wealthy Fairfield tells the story of the unsolved murder of Darren Aiken - a boy she's never even met. Lonely and isolated in the fake world of her high school, Catherine is drawn in by a newspaper photo of Darren. "I keep thinking about him, and it's the nicest thing I think about," she says. "I have this vision of a boy who's really cool, and I like him so much better than all these kids around me." With the help of her best friend Lyn, Catherine crosses the tracks to the rougher town of Westfield, where she finds a history of twisted secrets and a cult-like group of friends protecting the boy's troubled sister - all just three miles away. "I'm going to know him," she declares. "Who he was. What happened. How he died." "Ghost of a Boy" has rich characters, a layered story, and an insightful 1st-person storyteller. Think of "Juno" narrating Donna Tartt's "The Secret History," Alice Sebold's "The Lovely Bones," or Sue Monk Kidd's "The Secret Life of Bees." Check out the first pages by clicking on the "Look Inside" icon above the book cover.

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Dave Champoux has a BA from McGill University and an MFA from Emerson College. He teaches Creative Writing at Holyoke Community College in Western Massachusetts, where he chairs the Creative Writing Option and the literary magazine. He has some small-press publications, including winning a regional short story contest with "Castaway." He has published "Truth-Chest" and "Columbus Day" in upstreet.

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"Mysterious throughout, this novel hits the mark..."   

"...a well-thought out storyline... is executed very well."

--Publisher's Weekly


"This is very strong and realistic writing..."
--Amazon Breakout Novel Expert Review

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Book Description Createspace, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. The most important story? You sure you want to know? The most important story from the night of the Sophomore Dance is to say exactly where you were when you first heard that a boy from the next town over had died. That was the news that spread like an airborne sickness last May 5th. All of us in our prom dresses and tuxedos, shouting from limousine windows: Did you hear it? Did you hear? Some kid from Westfield was murdered tonight. Thus ends the first chapter of Ghost of a Boy a high school Junior from wealthy Fairfield tells the story of the unsolved murder of Darren Aiken - a boy she s never even met. Lonely and isolated in the fake world of her high school, Catherine is drawn in by a newspaper photo of Darren. I keep thinking about him, and it s the nicest thing I think about, she says. I have this vision of a boy who s really cool, and I like him so much better than all these kids around me. With the help of her best friend Lyn, Catherine crosses the tracks to the rougher town of Westfield, where she finds a history of twisted secrets and a cult-like group of friends protecting the boy s troubled sister - all just three miles away. I m going to know him, she declares. Who he was. What happened. How he died. Ghost of a Boy has rich characters, a layered story, and an insightful 1st-person storyteller. Think of Juno narrating Donna Tartt s The Secret History, Alice Sebold s The Lovely Bones, or Sue Monk Kidd s The Secret Life of Bees. Check out the first pages by clicking on the Look Inside icon above the book cover. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781449948658

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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 294 pages. There are no ghosts in this story, and I dont believe in them anyway. But I do imagine what it would be like if he were here now. I imagine what Id say to him if I could talk to him, know him, or even be his friend. I have this vision of a boy whos really cool, and I like him so much better than all these kids around me. Its been like this ever since the night of the Sophomore Dance when we first heard that a boy from the next town over had died. That was the news that spread like an airborne sickness last May 5th. All of us in our prom dresses and tuxedos, shouting from limousine windows: Did you hear it Did you hear Some kid from Westfield was murdered tonight. In this novel, Ghost of a Boy, a high school Junior from wealthy Fairfield tells the story of her fascination with an unsolved murder in a neighboring town. When she crosses the tracks, she finds a history of twisted secrets and a cult-like group of friends protecting the boys troubled sister all just three miles away. Think of Juno narrating Donna Tartts The Secret History, Alice Sebolds The Lovely Bones, or Sue Monk Kidds The Secret Life of Bees. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781449948658

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