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New Jersey Me (Paperback) (Rich Ferguson)

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Set amidst the backdrop of the troubled town of Blackwater, New Jersey, a Bruce Lee and Bruce Springteen-devoted young hero journeys toward adulthood in this devastating yet intelligent debut novel from poet and musician Rich Ferguson.New Jersey Me explores an ensemble cast of unique characters, including Blackwater's hometown nuclear power plant; a beauty named Baby, Baby's hell-bent-for-prison boyfriend, Terry; a Mary Kay mom high on Vicodin and Bloody Marys; and an old old tree with a taste for blood. The son of the local police chief, Mark, dreams of escaping the small town's conflicting and oppressive codes of manhood. In the meantime, though, Mark lives a boy’s life, Blackwater-style: netting fish that have been killed by sudden coldwater emissions from the nuclear plant; kidnapping a chimp from the local circus; selling dirty socks to a local eccentric who may hold the key to Mark's escape; dating a one-legged girl; and observing the increasingly mysterious behavior of his best friend, Jimmy.
Number of Pages: 330
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pgw
Author: Rich Ferguson
Language: English
Street Date: September 20, 2016
TCIN: 51656170
UPC: 9781942600534
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-3196
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