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Punkzilla

By Adam Rapp

"Rapp’s road trip is populated with good souls who, despite their circumstances, make sacrifices to help. . . . Devastating stuff, but breathtaking, too." — Booklist (starred review)

For the runaway Punkzilla, kicking a meth habit and a life of petty crime in Oregon is a prelude to reconnecting with his older brother, who is dying of cancer in Memphis. Against a backdrop of seedy motels, dicey bus stations, and hitched rides, the fourteen-year-old meets a colorful, sometimes dangerous cast of characters. And in letters to his sibling, crackling with visceral details and dark humor, he catalogs them all. With each interstate exit his journey grows more urgent: will he make it to Tennessee in time? This daring novel offers a narrative worthy of Kerouac and a keen insight into the power of chance encounters.

  • Winner of a Michael L. Printz Honor
  • Starred review in Booklist
  • Adam Rapp is a celebrated playwright who was a creative consultant and writer for "The L Word" and directed the movie "Winter Passing."

About the author

Adam Rapp is the author of numerous young adult novels, including 33 Snowfish, Under the Wolf, Under the Dog, and The Buffalo Tree, which was the inspiration for this off-Broadway play The Metal Children. Adam Rapp has also written for TV (The L Word, In Treatment) and was shortlisted for a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2006. He lives in New York City.

ISBN: 9780763652975
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: February 1, 2011
Dimensions: 123 x 192mm, 256pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $17.99
New Zealand RRP: $21.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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