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Green - by Sam Graham-Felsen (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 336

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Coming of Age

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Random House Trade

Author: Sam Graham-Felsen

Language: English

Street Date: November 6, 2018
TCIN: 53962785
UPC: 9780399591167
Item Number (DPCI): 248-14-3604

Description

"A comically geeky coming-of-age story that brims with anxiety, resentment, and a surplus of compassion . . . a riot of language that's part hip-hop, part nerd boy, and part pure imagination . . . Green earns . . . a spot on the continuum of vernacular in the American literary tradition, from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to The Catcher in the Rye."--The Boston Globe

"Prickly and compelling . . . [Sam] Graham-Felsen lets boys be boys: messy-brained, impulsive, goatish, self-centered, outwardly gutsy but often inwardly terrified."--The New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice)

"A coming-of-age tale of uncommon sweetness and feeling."--The New Yorker

"A fierce and brilliant book, comic, poignant, perfectly observed, and blazing with all the urgent fears and longings of adolescence."--Helen Macdonald, author of H Is for Hawk

"A heartfelt and unassumingly ambitious book."--Slate

"Sam Graham-Felsen achieves an extraordinary balancing act, creating a poignant and convincing coming-of-age story while at the same time reflecting much larger themes about race and the country's changing social landscape."--Jewish Book Council

"Wry and moving."--Shelf Awareness

"One of the most original voices you'll read this year."--Southern Living

"Superb . . . a memorable first novel . . . [Green is replete with] wonderful characters, fully realized and multidimensional."--Booklist (starred review)

"[Green] poignantly captures the tumultuous feelings of adolescence against the historical backdrop of a racially segregated city and country."--Library Journal

"[A] subtly humorous, surprisingly touching coming-of-age narrative . . . a memorable and moving portrayal of a complicated but deep friendship that just might survive the weight placed on it."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Astounding . . . I've rarely seen an author nail a time and a place with such gorgeous accuracy and heartbreaking hilarity. The strength of Sam Graham-Felsen's voice can lift up entire worlds."--Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story

"Though it raises serious questions about race and inequality with a poignancy that took me aback, Green is also funny and beautifully written, with not a word out of place, and somehow managing to be both true to its young narrator's voice and bracingly intelligent in its depiction of a brutal societal impasse. I enjoyed this more than anything else I've read in ages."--Adelle Waldman, author of The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.

"Sam Graham-Felsen has pioneered a new genre: free-stylin' social realism. If Balzac were a hip-hop artist, he might have produced a novel like Green."--Heidi Julavits, author The Folded Clock

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