33 Snowfish

33 Snowfish

eBook - 2003
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"Adam Rapp's brilliant and haunting story will break your heart. But then his words will mend it. . . . Absolutely unforgettable." - Michael Cart

On the run in a stolen car with a kidnapped baby in tow, Custis, Curl, and Boobie are three young people with deeply troubled pasts and bleak futures. As they struggle to find a new life for themselves, it becomes painfully clear that none of them will ever be able to leave the past behind. Yet for one, redemption is waiting in the unlikeliest of places.
With the raw language of the street and lyrical, stream-of-consciousness prose, Adam Rapp hurtles the reader into a world of lost children, a world that is not for the faint of heart. Gripping, disturbing, and starkly illuminating, his hypnotic narration captures the voices of two damaged souls - a third speaks only through drawings - to tell a story of alienation, deprivation, and ultimately, the saving power of compassion.

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2003
ISBN: 9780763654245
Characteristics: 1 online resource : 179 pages
Additional Contributors: Ering, Timothy B.
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Alternative Title: Thirty-three snowfish

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JCLBeckyC Oct 25, 2016

Sad, sick, powerful story about three runaways and their desperate attempt to flee from the ugliness they've always known. These kids are both awful and sympathetic. Raw emotions ranging from catch-you-off-guard hilarious to heartbreaking. I had trouble putting this fast-paced book down, even though I couldn't decide if I wanted to slap the characters or hold them in my lap, singing sweetly. Not for readers who are bothered by the darker side of life, but a remarkable story for those who are strong enough to read through til the astonishingly hopeful ending.

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Nov 14, 2014

Runaways, drug addicts, sexual abuse...this is such a sad story, powerfully told. Adam Rapp is one of my favorite authors. This is one of his best.

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EuSei Sep 24, 2012

Before I skated me and Bob Motley made like four films together. The best one was called Girl Eats Boy, where Bob Motley puts this black pillow case over his head and pretends like he's cutting me with the electric saw. Then he grinds up my legs in a hamburger maker and feeds me to this little girl who lives under the kitchen sink. The little girl's name was Wendy Sue. She was like seven or some shit. I think she belonged to one of Bob Motley's boys, but I ain't sure. One night I pulled her shirt up and stared at her body. She didn't even know it cuz she was sleeping.

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