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The Gremlin

William W. Lougheed

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ISBN 10: 1583486119 / ISBN 13: 9781583486115
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204 pages. Dimensions: 8.9in. x 6.0in. x 0.6in.The Gremlin is a light-hearted account of the coming of age of twelve-year-old Upton Valentine. In 1970 Upton finds himself at a crossroads. He possesses a newly acquired independence, coupled with an evolving perception of his mostly dysfunctional friends, and a profound shift in emotions toward young Rebecca Stewart. But as summer commences, an overbearing father enters him in the Soap Box Derby, a professional mother announces the familys impending move to another town, and a bully from the past returns to torment the lad once again. Amid youthful summer shenanigans, Upton must cope daily with these unexpected diversions. As the summer unfolds, Upton develops a profound awareness through close interaction with his friends, family, a very special girl, and an unscrupulous bully, both on and off the trail to the derby. He succeeds in the onerous task of designing and building his racer, he witnesses the demise of the unscrupulous bully, and he comes to terms with the inevitable changes that life relentlessly imposes. As for the title, it was in 1970 that now defunct American Motors rolled out an amusingly bizarre little auto called Gremlin. In the story, a brash car dealer sponsors Uptons entry into the derby, with the strict requirement that the racer be called the Gremlin. That silly little auto surprisingly emerges as the catalyst that young Upton needs to rouse his spirit and bring about his poignant coming of age. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781583486115

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Title: The Gremlin

Publisher: iUniverse

Binding: Paperback

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Book Type: Paperback

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The Gremlin is a light-hearted account of the coming of age of twelve-year-old Upton Valentine. In 1970 Upton finds himself at a crossroads. He possesses a newly acquired independence, coupled with an evolving perception of his mostly dysfunctional friends, and a profound shift in emotions toward young Rebecca Stewart. But as summer commences, an overbearing father enters him in the Soap Box Derby, a professional mother announces the familys impending move to another town, and a bully from the past returns to torment the lad once again. Amid youthful summer shenanigans, Upton must cope daily with these unexpected diversions. As the summer unfolds, Upton develops a profound awareness through close interaction with his friends, family, a very special girl, and an unscrupulous bully, both on and off the trail to the derby. He succeeds in the onerous task of designing and building his racer, he witnesses the demise of the unscrupulous bully, and he comes to terms with the inevitable changes that life relentlessly imposes. As for the title, it was in 1970 that now defunct American Motors rolled out an amusingly bizarre little auto called Gremlin. In the story, a brash car dealer sponsors Uptons entry into the derby, with the strict requirement that the racer be called the Gremlin. That silly little auto surprisingly emerges as the catalyst that young Upton needs to rouse his spirit and bring about his poignant coming of age.

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William W. Lougheed is a Partner with Ernst & Young, the international accounting and consulting firm. He is an Upstate New York native, who resides in the Tampa, Florida area with his wife, son, and daughter. The Gremlin is Mr. Lougheed's first published novel.

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