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Kid Stuff

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It’s the summer before the Summer of Love in the 1960s. A small rural town. Beer, fights, boredom, sex. Kid stuff.

With an unwavering eye, Tom Walmsley captures perfectly the essence of small-town kids up to no good, if only because it is the only thing they can know. Fero-cious and unabating, Kid Stuff is a bittersweet opera about a time and place that is both then and now
Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 1st 2004 by Arsenal Pulp Press
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Nov 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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i loved this novel. i was moved by its honesty. yes, fiction can be honest, when it shows you how people are, what they really feel. how they can't protect themselves against these feelings. it left me breathless in the way that it showed vulnerability & weakness. how fucked up things can get because of that. the novel teems with sensuality & vivid portrayals, reminding me very much of some of my favourite fiction of the 19th century: Zola's Germinal, Victor Hugo's Toilers of the Sea, Ba ...more
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