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Rescuing Little Roundhead : A Childhood in Stories

Jones, Syl

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ISBN 10: 1571312153 / ISBN 13: 9781571312150
Published by Milkweed Editions, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A., 1996
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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"Written as a set of stories linked by common characters and settings, the book portrays the richly nuanced lives of Little Roundhead-Jones as a child-and his family as they struggle for individual expression and civil rights. The potentially explosive network of personal, racial, and class pressures with which the family contends are still with us today." This book has 202 pages. The book is a SIGNED PRESENTATION copy from the author, Syl Jones. Bookseller Inventory # 024283

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Title: Rescuing Little Roundhead : A Childhood in ...

Publisher: Milkweed Editions, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition {First Printing}

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The author recounts his childhood in the racially divided Cincinnati of the fifties, where his parents struggled to cope with racism and where he suffered a sexual assault at the age of eight that put an end to his innocence. Tour. IP.


Every child deserves the joy and play of childhood, yet many children have that right taken from them by the brutality of an adult's sexual assault. Little Roundhead is one such child. His father's attitude makes things even worse. Yet this boy's courage and seventh sense--his sense of wonder--carry him beyond the guilt and the blame. He learns the lesson that many never discover: that the strength and humor to survive and to grow lies within himself. A brave story.

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