War Boy

Hillsbery, Kief

Published by William Morrow, 2000
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Kief Hillsbery's War Boy is a transcendent literary feat. Told from the perspective of a deaf-mut teenager an charged with the feavered intensity of youth, it is a brilliant evocation of the search for family that will forever alter your perception of what it means to connect.

Fleeing an abusive father, fourteen-year-old Radboy takes to the road with Jonnyboy, and older friend and mentor who has become the only person he believes he can trust. On the bus headed out of town they hook up with Finn and Critter, a couple of speed-freak boyfriends who take a shine to both of them. They also meet Ula, who is mourning the death of her fiance and taking a trip across the United States in his memory. The five become fast allies, united by persoinal loss and by the allure of intimacy only friends in the throes of conflict can understand. When Jonnyboy drops out of sight, Radboy stays behind in San Francisco, where the underground world he has been introduced to inspires his own burgeoning sexual and emotional desires.

Radboy's freinds rally around him, putting their restless energy to use in a scheme to destroy a company that is ravaging the redwood forests. But their plans, fueled as much by drugs and paranoia as good intentions, go horribly wrong, and the violent events that ensue bring a powerful awakening for Radboy, one that he never set out to experience.

As hard-edged as it is emotionally authentic, War Boy is pure literary adrenaline--an utterly engrossing reading experience from a major new voice.

Fleeing an abusive father, fourteen-year-old Radboy takes to the road with Johnnyboy, an older friend and mentor who has become the only person he believes he can trust. On the bus headed out of town they hook up with Finn and Critter, a couple of speed-freak boyfriends who take a shine to both of them. They also meet Ula, who is mourning the death of her fiance and taking a trip across the United States in his memory. The five become fast allies, united by personal loss and by the allure of intimacy only friends in the throes of conflict can understand. When Jonnyboy drops out of sight, Radboy stays behind in San Francisco, where the underground world he has been introduced to inspires his own burgeoning sexual and emotional desires.

Radboy's friends rally around him, putting their restless energy to use on a scheme to destroy a company that is ravaging the redwood forests. But their plans, fueled as much by drugs and paranoia as good intentions, go horribly wrong, and the violent events that ensue bring a powerful awakening for Radboy, one that he never set out to experience.

As hard-edged as it is emotionally authentic, WAR BOY is pure literary adrenaline--an utterly engrossing reading experience from a major new voice.Fleeing an abusive father, fourteen-year-old Radboy takes to the road with Johnnyboy, an older friend and mentor who has become the only person he believes he can trust. On the bus headed out of town they hook up with Finn and Critter, a couple of speed-freak boyfriends who take a shine to both of them. They also meet Ula, who is mourning the death of her fiance and taking a trip across the United States in his memory. The five become fast allies, united by personal loss and by the allure of intimacy only friends in the throes of conflict can understand. When Jonnyboy drops out of sight, Radboy stays behind in San Francisco, where the underground world he has been introduced to inspires his own burgeoning sexual and emotional desires.

Radboy's friends rally around him, putting their restless energy to use on a scheme to destroy a company that is ravaging the redwood forests. But their plans, fueled as much by drugs and paranoia as good intentions, go horribly wrong, and the violent events that ensue bring a powerful awakening for Radboy, one that he never set out to experience.

As hard-edged as it is emotionally authentic, WAR BOY is pure literary adrenaline--an utterly engrossing reading experience from a major new voice.

About the Author:

Kief Hillsbery was born in Portland, Oregon, and is a raduate of The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. His feature articles on surfing, skateboarding, and rock climbing hav appeared in Rolling Stone, Outside, Mountain Gazette, and other magazines, and he has been a contributing editor and columnist for Outside magazine. War Boy is his first novel.

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Title: War Boy
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: 2000
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition

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