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His death began the moment we saw him. It just took a long time to consummate that death. We began to kill him when we first saw him, walking slowly up the road that led past Stud’s place, his eyes flicking away from us and shifting from bush to chimney to tree, and then flicking away from us again. When you cross the boundaries of society, you are outside society. When ...more
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Cheryl Anne Gardner
His death began the moment we saw him. It just took a long time to consummate that death. We began to kill him when we first saw him [...]

The Death of Patsy McCoy is a story about a murder, but long before that, it was a story about suicide. The suicide of a small town, the suicide of a new kid seeking acceptance, and the suicide of five young men who would never be able to push aside memories left behind in their childhood, memories that are nothing more than the strewn wreckage of innocence go
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Paul
Feb 23, 2011 Paul rated it it was amazing
This is a novella about life in small-town America. It is not a very pretty picture.

It was summer in Bumford, Kansas, it was hot, and there was nothing for four adolescent boys to do. That is, until Babyface, Spittle, Farm Boy and Stud, the leader, met a new kid whom they named Patsy. He was kind of fat, and looked like he waddled, so, of course, he was continually tormented and made the butt of their jokes. They held out the promise that when the local high school started the fall semester in a
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Douglas Bittinger
Apr 28, 2011 Douglas Bittinger rated it it was amazing
The story of four bored, small-town boys and a newcomer. The story is told from the view point of each of the characters which yields some surprising (and disturbing) insights into the psyche and motivations of each. What is most disturbing is that Mr. Mongomery may well be right about them. And they are us.
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