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The Merry Life of Charles Parker

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Christmastime, 1958 and Chuck Parker is about to turn 12 when his mother slips off and marries a man he neither likes nor respects. Not just a fable of the Fifties but an evocative meditation on essential American mythology in the middle of the last century. Race and class play a role in this poetic novel populated with fully realized characters. "The Merry Life of Charles ...more
Paperback, 286 pages
Published February 19th 2013 by Createspace (first published September 11th 2012)
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Amy
Feb 21, 2016 Amy rated it it was amazing
This book was written by a friend of mine. I usually don't read historical fiction, but I read it because my friend wrote it. I couldn't put the book down! I literally stayed up most of the night reading because of this book. My only advice is to start it in the morning on a Saturday because you won't want to put it down!
Susan Baird
Mar 04, 2013 Susan Baird rated it it was amazing
Really good coming of age book. Very good character development,and the kind of book you don't want to end because you are enjoying it so much.
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