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Chicago. West side. Follow the paths of three young lovers, at the turn of the millenium. Working-class punks and degenerate-labelled youth move across the urban landscape, effortlessly, at night. Suffering the depths to which culture has sunk. Looking for refuge. Fearless in love. Will is a young man with a big heart and big dreams. Intelligent, sensitive and compassionat ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published September 14th 2013 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Katya Mills
Sep 20, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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I am the author of this book. I wrote the greater portion of this book when I was in my twenties, living in Chicago on the west side (not far from where the Smashing Pumpkins got famous, and the movie High Fidelity was filmed). I used to go to the coffeeshops in Bucktown and the Polish Triangle with my laptop to write. This was late 1990s and you could get your ass kicked for writing on a laptop in public. It wasn't cool to be a geek. Writing from my protagonist Will's perspective was not diffic ...more
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Three very hesitant stars. Here's why: I'm not sure what I just read.

Will has some lady friends. Will is mistreated. So is everyone else in this book. There's a lot going on. And nothing going on.

The writing is at once beautiful and annoying. Often poetic, it grated on me at times. I found a lot to love and much to not love.

I think my timing was off for this one. I ended up skimming the second half of the book and I hate doing that because I don't think it's fair to the author or the
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Sonia Ibarra
Oct 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Growing up in Chicago, it was easy to read the descriptions and feel like at any point, I could have been sitting at the bar with any one of the characters. Striking up a conversation, being a part of the world the author created. You feel Will's frustrations; you can feel those experiences as if they were your own. You can almost remember walking down the street with Will or sitting at the bar ordering another whiskey as you make your way through the pages.

I wanted to give Will a hug and a high
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Tony Parsons
Aug 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Chicago, IL. Lance (drummer), & Will (20+, Puerto Rican, acoustic guitar) were out riding their bicycles.
Lance took a spill. Some farmer came to the rescue patched him up & gave him something to drink.
The Empty Bottle. The Alkaline Trio band was playing. Will had bought Cass (drama Queen) a couple of beers.
It seems Bella Virginia Vaughn might have a thing for Will also.
Lounge Axe. Helynn & Will went to have a few drinks & get to know each other.

What is in Will’s future?

I did not receive any t
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Marissa
Sep 11, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Growing up in Chicago as music is their catalyst. Their lives intertwine and so is their love for one another as lines become blurry. Somewhat uneven at times it just did not capture my vision. It was a so-so read for me.
Lavender
Aug 06, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Isabelle
Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
No, I will not spoil it but I will say this: I thought It was a great girl book! Its real nice to sit out and have a girl-friend book with you.
Mary
Aug 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great read
Kasey
Oct 30, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Thank you for the opportunity to review this book as a giveaway recipient. I am excited to read it and will update my thoughts on this book soon!
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Katya Mills is an Independent author from New England. She writes fiction set in American cities at the turn of the millennium. Her characters are lovers, dreamers, loners, scribblers, and latchkey kids. Her preferred tools of the trade are coffee and a chromebook, and a cat's claw if needed to draw blood. She has a predilection for creative freedom. At night she morphs into a social worker. You c ...more

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