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The End of Youth

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  78 ratings  ·  7 reviews

The End of Youth is a collection of 13 linked stories, essays and rants, about carrying on after youth’s hope is gone. In "Afraid of the Dark," a child learns that there is good reason to be afraid. The adolescent narrator of "Description of a Struggle" finds that love can be brutal. "The Smokers" -examines an adult’s realization that longevity means seeing loved ones die

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Paperback, 144 pages
Published May 1st 2003 by City Lights Publishers (first published 2003)
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The End of Youth is a collection of 13 linked stories, essays and rants, about carrying on after youth's hope is gone. In "Afraid of the Dark," a child learns that there is good reason to be afraid. The adolescent narrator of "Description of a Struggle" finds that love can be brutal. "The Smokers" -examines an adult's realization that longevity means seeing loved ones die. Written with the same spare and vivid beauty as her earlier award-winning works, The End of Youth is certain to win even wid ...more
annemarie
Jun 03, 2007 rated it liked it
Nice little book. Nice is such a yuck word. But, I can't say good. I liked it and am not sure why. Perhaps because it is honest and earnest and not trying to be more than it is. Good stories. So, ok, good little book. I would read more by her.
Anna
Feb 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
A nice little collection of nonfiction I found on the dollar shelf at Powell's. While the stories themselves are not overly-strong or poignant on their own, they work together to build a wonderful picture of youth, family, and how identity is formed by both.
Ed
Feb 07, 2009 rated it liked it
Short interconnected stories about growing up and learning to love your parents as they're dying.
Elizabeth Frankie Rollins
Dec 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Do you have a mother or father? You should read this.
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May 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Short nostalgic stories
Kat
Jul 18, 2007 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction
So, I didn't read the whole book... but what I did read was strangely colorless. There was nothing to grab me or make me care.
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Rebecca Brown’s diverse oeuvre contains collections of essays and short stories, a fictionalized autobiography, a modern bestiary, a memoir in the guise of a medical dictionary, a libretto for a dance opera, a play, and various kinds of fantasy.

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