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Transgressional Literary Fiction. A bildungsroman gone bad. A dark coming of age story. An adventure across America in the 1960's.
Seth McGrath goes through hell to raise ten grand to find a girl. Would you do this to find true love?
This young man is the son of an icy neurosurgeon and a pill popping debutante who send him away to be raised by his Grandmother. Seth will sel
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Paperback, 344 pages
Published December 28th 2011 by Mustard Seed Press (first published November 9th 2011)
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Caroline Gerardo
Nov 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
What would you be willing to do to accomplish your dream?
Would you lie? cheat? steal? arrange illegal fights with homeless people for hire? sell drugs? hitchhike across country? kill?
The Lucky Boy released December 28, 2011.
Written in a 21st Century Style that has been called "a hypnotic tale of teenage dissillusionment."
The novel is a bildungsroman written in beats. A coming of age story that will have you reading with your eyes wide open.
Contemporary Fiction, Transgressive, Transgressional Fic
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Chris Harvey
Jun 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A growing up journey by hard knocks.
This boy is not lucky, he is born to cruel parents. They discard him like junk. He chooses the wrong path. He is good at sports though he's short. He's good at school probably because he likes to read, but he cheats. He chooses stealing, drug dealing and setting up illegal fights rather than the swim team. Then he runs away. Gosh could he do more bad stuff?
You think something supernatural is going to come about.

Then something, I can't spoil it, turns him aro
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Noelene
Aug 13, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I won this book as part of a good reads giveaway. It was an easy read but the story line seemed to be heading towards a psycho thriller and then changed direction to a human interest story about how a boy turned his life around. Characters who were developed initially that you thought would continue to play a large part in the rest of the story simply faded away and became irrelevant. Author had a strange way of using punctuation. She used a hyphen to record a telephone conversation. In the book ...more
Joe
Transgressional fiction with a new writing style.
Caddy
transgressive poetry, with a terrible fortunate kid, dark, wierd
Phyllis Duncan
Jan 02, 2012 rated it did not like it
When the line, "A real tear climbs up Seth's throat," appeared, I had to stop.
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Caroline Gerardo ( C. G. Barbeau)
lives in California and Wyoming. Caroline's last novel is The Lucky Boy.
Short stories, transgressional fiction, poetry, dark fiction
Member International Thriller Writers

Caroline's poetry and short fiction : Lucent Dreaming;
Olentangy Review; Midwestern Gothic Review, One Stop Poetry;
Sleet Magazine; Scapegoat Review;
Narrative Magazine; Negativesucks Magazine, and
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