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Invisible Boy By Cornelia Read

Invisible Boy
by Cornelia Read

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From the acclaimed author of A FIELD OF DARKNESS and THE CRAZY SCHOOL comes her most powerful and provocative work yet, featuring the acerbic and memorable voice of ex-debutante Madeline Dare.
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Invisible Boy Summary


Invisible Boy by Cornelia Read

The smart-mouthed but sensitive runaway socialite Madeline Dare is shocked when she discovers the skeleton of a brutalized three-year-old boy in her own weed-ridden family cemetery outside Manhattan. Determined to see that justice is served to the perpetrators, Madeline finds herself examining her own troubled personal history, and the sometimes hidden, sometimes all-too-public class and racial warfare that penetrates every level of society in the savage streets of New York City during the early 1990s. She is aided in her efforts by a colorful assemblage of friends, relatives and new acquaintances, each one representing a separate strand of the patchwork mosaic city politicians like to brag about. The result is a gripping narrative that relates the causes and consequences of a vicious crime to the wider relationships that connect and divide us all. In INVISIBLE BOY Cornelia Read depicts, with sensitivity, eloquence and powerful emotion, the unstable fault lines of family, friendship, and society at large.

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Invisible Boy Reviews


Read expertly evokes the New York City of the period, from the nearly palpable grime of Chelsea to disturbing undertones of racism and classism in the justice system. Equal parts toughness and vulnerability, Madeline is always a bracing heroine * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY *

About Cornelia Read


Cornelia Read grew up in New York, California, and Hawaii. She is a reformed debutante who currently lives in Berkeley

Additional information

GOR004739209
Invisible Boy by Cornelia Read
Cornelia Read
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Little, Brown & Company
2010-04-01
416
044651134X
9780446511346
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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