Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: "I'm good with girls. I have a talent for making them care for me." boast Storm Russell, world authority on girl chasing. Indeed, most of his high school years are spent in the relentless pursuit of "the perfect girl."
Storm's obsession leaves him little time to think about acting responsibly, either in school or at home. When he meets Paula, the girl he really wants, Storm finds himself totally unprepared for a serious relationship. It's not until tragedy strikes during his senior year that Storm, with Paula's help, finds the strength to confront his immaturity.
Malmgren's remarkable first novel offers a poignant yet optimistic view of a young man's growth toward awareness and responsibility in this delicate coming of age novel. The Whole Nine Yards received honorable mention in the 1984 Delacorte Press.
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from The Whole Nine Yards:
"I have cared about nothing but girls for the entire span of my high school life. My efforts, energies, schemes, and dreams have centered on winning the heart of one girl or another. The route I took walking home from school was determined by which girl's house I wanted to pass on that particular day. The classes I chose to enroll in were carefully designed to give me maximum exposure to assorted female talent. I've bloated myself at water fountains between classes because I knew a certain girl was due to walk by. I've done time in detention in pursuit of romance. I've gone out for sports, attended parties, volunteered for projects, and completed homework assignments in the hope of a sexual encounter. I have abased, embarrassed, denied, and distinguished myself all for the sake of this girl or that.
Title: Whole Nine Yards
Book Condition: VERY GOOD
Book Description Random House Publishing Group. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Book shows a small amount of wear - very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # G0385294522I4N00
Book Description Random House Publishing Group. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Bookseller Inventory # G0385294522I5N10
Book Description Doubleday. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2682068415
Book Description Delacorte Press. Book Condition: Very Good. . Good dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # H16G-00259
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Book Description Doubleday, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0385294522