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240 pages, Paperback
First published March 20, 2018
"Show-off. That was the first thing I thought about Connor Orellana. Fucking show-off."
“That was so fucking brave, Jack.”
I shrugged. “I just made out with someone in front of the entire student body and administration. I’d call that more exhibitionist than brave.” “Fair point.”
"He’s new and kind of rough around the edges and maybe a little weird, an artefact in the museum that’s actually a piece of art. Something you can’t quite wrap your mind around."
Only a few months had gone by, and already it seemed like his name was on everyone’s lips, or at least, the people that ran in my circle. Connor Orellana, his imagined deeds ingrained into Burro Hills High School lore. The rest of them either whispered about him in the hallway or blew him off as another loser, a junkie or a deadbeat’s son like the rest of us. I was hopelessly intrigued.
“Well, look who’s finally up,” Dad said. He spun in his chair to face me, and we locked eyes for a moment. Father and Son, two hungover, useless bastards. If someone had wanted to paint a portrait of our family lineage, this would’ve been a good place to start.