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The Merry Life of Charles Parker
by Timothy Ladd
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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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!