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Probabilities

Stein, Michael

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ISBN 10: 1877946575 / ISBN 13: 9781877946578
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Title: Probabilities

Publisher: Permanent Press (NY)

Binding: Hardcover

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Stein brings a fierce literary intelligence to bear in his first novel. This coming-of-age story isn't cast from the standard mold: from the outset, 16-year-old narrator Will Sterling has his coping mechanisms intact, with a level of insightfulness that asks for no improvement. Will's father has been dead three years, and his 55-year-old mother has abandoned "family obligations she had once imposed to establish normalcy." Will does her chores and her accounting, but their lives rarely intersect as the mother dates men who are "just a belt and a head." The only white boy on the Bergenville, N.J., high-school basketball team and a math genius who sees all of life's conundrums in terms of probability, Will looks for answers from Terri Kean, a 40-ish surrogate mother he visits in Connecticut, and grapples with his need to keep private his love for schoolmate Sara Glasser. The boy has a need to know about his father's past and a hunger for someone to see him into the future; once he understands this, he can begin to temper probabilities with expectations. In Will, Stein has created a funny, roll-with-it adolescent of enormous appeal, and a story that boasts both the elegance and the complexity of a geometric proof.
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