Title: The Every Boy
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, Boston
Publication Date: 2005
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Edition
First printing, full number line. Inscribed and signed in purple marker by the author on the half-title page: "Hey Mark, / Neighbor! / Thanks! / Dana." The author's debut novel, a New York Times Editors' Choice. Shapiro is also the director of the 2006 Academy Award-nominated documentary "Murderball." Book is tight and unmarked; slight spine slant; corners sharp, spine ends bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $19.95). Brodart protected. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 003723
Synopsis: In this addictive and highly original debut novel a fifteen-year-old boy dies mysteriously, leaving behind a secret ledger filled with his darkly comic confessions. Whether fantasizing about being a minority, breaking into his neighbors? homes, or gunning down an exotic bird, Henry Every?s wayward quest for betterment sometimes bordered on the criminal. Alone now in their suburban house, his father pores over the ledger in a final attempt to connect with the boy he never really knew -- and, more urgently, to figure out how he died. As Harlan Every learns the truth about his son?s many misadventures and transgressions, he also discovers the part he unwittingly played in Henry?s tragic death and the real reason his wife walked out years ago. The story grows into two parallel love stories -- one past, one present -- with drastically different outcomes.
Witty and wise, The Every Boy is a page-turning mystery, a love story, an exploration of what it means to be a family, and a one-of-a kind celebration of human individuality.
About the Author: Dana Adam Shapiro produced and co-directed MURDERBALL, the Academy Award nominated documentary about quadriplegic rugby players. Shapiro is a founder of ICON Magazine, a former senior editor at SPIN, and a contributor to the NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE and other publications. With Plan B Entertainment, he is set to write and direct a movie based on his first novel, THE EVERY BOY.
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