Disappearance of Innocence

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Some kids grow up fast. Some don't, and some never do. It's usually not the kid's choice. It's just the way things go.

Mickey viewed the move to rural eastern Oregon as a new adventure, and indeed it was. Deer and rabbits to hunt, fish to catch, and horses to ride. Learn to operate a tractor and drive a car? As close to heaven as most 12 year old boys can get. Oh yes, and those "adult" things: whiskey, beer, chewing tobacco and cigarettes.

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Overview

Some kids grow up fast. Some don't, and some never do. It's usually not the kid's choice. It's just the way things go.

Mickey viewed the move to rural eastern Oregon as a new adventure, and indeed it was. Deer and rabbits to hunt, fish to catch, and horses to ride. Learn to operate a tractor and drive a car? As close to heaven as most 12 year old boys can get. Oh yes, and those "adult" things: whiskey, beer, chewing tobacco and cigarettes.

Of course there were also the schoolyard bullies, but almost every kid has to put up with them, right?

Tragedies and near tragedies. Sexual awakening. Young love, and the thrill and heartache that goes with it. Learning life's lessons: Some, taught by two extraordinary young women, were tender and gentle; other lessons learned were vicious and cruel.

It's all a part of growing up.

But then Mickey witnesses a horrifying crime and is forced to make choices that few men of any age will ever have to make.

This is his story.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781434308535
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 7/28/2007
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.55 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2007

    This is the stuff heroes are made of.

    Disappearance of Innocence puts the difference between a man and a boy in no uncertain terms to the heart. This is the stuff that heroes are made of. Michael Heath has written us a story as multi-layered as coming of age really was. His moments are as real as they really could have been and his characters are so intimate as to feel personal to the reader. The disappearance of innocence this character experiences, step by step, along with the insights in their natural progression are staged in an innocence of environment many of us might have trouble remembering. Michael Heath resources the imagination with rich imagery and an easy style that should even connect with someone only coming of age themselves¿ even in our increasingly complicated times. We come to realize that the times only seem less complicated and understandings we see evolve in this story are equally simple. In the end, the main character is no longer a child, but a man who truly comprehends both courage and love, besides the true nature of choice.

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