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Perfectly Good White Boy

By Carrie Mesrobian

A perfectly voiced novel about being a teenager at the end of the American Dream.

Perfectly Good White Boy follows in the footsteps of Carrie Mesrobian's acclaimed debut, Sex & Violence (three starred reviews). The novel is an unsparing look at the crisis of teenage entitlement. It follows a year in the life of Sean, a high school student whose, college bound girlfriend dumps him because their futures hold "so many possibilities." Sean's suspicious of the boundless promise of the future, having seen his own parents' dreams crumble as his family teeters on the lower edge of the middle class. In the end, he thinks the only solution for the lonely, useless future he fears is to join the Marines.

  • Follow up to an acclaimed debut
  • Insanely timely topic.
  • Compulsively readable teenage voice.

About the author

Carrie Mesrobian has worked as a teacher in both public and private schools. Her work has appeared in the Star Tribune, Brain, Child magazine, Calyx, and other on line and print publications. She is an instructor at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, where she teaches classes on popular young adult fiction like Harry Potter and The Hunger Games. She is an MFA candidate at the Rainier Writers Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. Sex and Violence was her debut novel (Carolrhoda Lab, Fall 2013).

ISBN: 9781467734806
Imprint: Carolrhoda Lab – Lerner Publishing Group
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: October 1, 2014
Dimensions: 133 x 191mm, 304pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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