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Whompyjawed (The Texas Trilogy #1)

3.55  ·  Rating Details  ·  62 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Whompyjawed: 1.Askew, out of place 2.Off-center or crooked 3. (informal) a person of eccentric or questionable character; odd....................
Football is Willy Keeler's ticket out of West Texas, but only if he can keep the explosive combination of his intellect and hormones from destroying his high-school career. Not an easy task as he also contends with the endless d
Paperback, 208 pages
Published April 10th 2001 by Scribner (first published 1999)
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Mar 10, 2015 Bill rated it it was amazing
Willy Keeler, small town Texas football star, tells about his last year in Claude; his often drunk mom and her friends, his smart younger brother, his falling out of love with his girl, and his close friends and teammates.

His words are true, as are Huck Finn’s, and we have the feeling that this is no adult written book about a kid learning some of the good and hard lessons growing up.

You’ll laugh and cry with Willy and by the end realize as many of us do that memories of those you knew growing u
May 23, 2010 Susan rated it liked it
Short, highly readable novel about adolescence. I usually have little patience for the usual depictions of the (melo-)drama of adolescence, but this one didn't seem to verge too far into that territory. The characters are flawed, which makes them real and believable. Not a heck of a lot happens, but that was ok. The whole book has kind of flat affect to it, which seemed well suited to a teenage boy describing day-to-day life in a small Texas town.
I never thought that at any point in my life I w
Jan 05, 2013 Ron rated it really liked it
An enjoyable read. I found myself enamored of the protagonist's viewpoint and find his voice sticks with me well after reading the book. The gay angle suggested in the summary intrigued me and I was expecting that to have a more central role. It really amounted to little more than a side note in the story and not the book's raison d'etre.
Jun 04, 2009 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
Great book! A quick read, and somewhere between Ray Bradbury and Barry Gifford.
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Mitch Cullin is an American writer. He is the author of seven novels, and one short story collection. He currently resides in Arcadia, California and Tokyo, Japan with his partner and frequent collaborator Peter I. Chang. His books have been translated into over 10 languages.
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