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Grab On to Me Tightly as if I Knew the Way: A Novel
     

Grab On to Me Tightly as if I Knew the Way: A Novel

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by Bryan Charles
 

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A wise, bighearted, and hilarious look at one teenager's life by a remarkable new voice in contemporary fiction

It's 1992, and as Vim Sweeney deals with the recent end of his high school career and the uncertainty of his future, America shares his angst. In Seattle, Kurt Cobain reeks of teen spirit. In Washington,

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A wise, bighearted, and hilarious look at one teenager's life by a remarkable new voice in contemporary fiction

It's 1992, and as Vim Sweeney deals with the recent end of his high school career and the uncertainty of his future, America shares his angst. In Seattle, Kurt Cobain reeks of teen spirit. In Washington, George Bush (the first one) has just finished rattling his saber at Saddam Hussein. And in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Vim is trying to put off adulthood and all that comes with it, whatever that is, for as long as he can. He's already juggling guitars, girls, and a long-absent biological father who's suddenly making noise about Wanting to Be Involved. And he still can't convince his friends why local schoolboy hero Derek Jeter is bound for obscurity.

Grab On to Me Tightly as if I Knew the Way traces Vim's stumble toward adulthood as he comes to terms with his parents, balances friendships and infatuation with varying levels of success, and accepts that the things he thought would last forever probably won't. Generous in spirit and laugh-out-loud funny, here is a novel that introduces a tremendous new talent and deftly captures the alternately amusing and harrowing process of holding on until you find your way.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062102164
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/17/2011
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,103,611
File size:
722 KB

Meet the Author

Bryan Charles was born in Michigan and lives in Brooklyn. His writing has appeared in Open City and the anthology Before and After: Stories From New York. This is his first novel.

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Grab on to Me Tightly as if I Knew the Way 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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vtTX More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. A very talented writer with a unique style. Highly recommend if you are interested in great books by undiscovered talent. Looking forward to his future work.
Anne Cody More than 1 year ago
It was hard to put this book down! Prose like poetry, descriptive and evocative. I loved it. I highly recommend this book.
danamstrs More than 1 year ago
This book was very good. Different, but good! You will especially enjoy it if you came of age in the early '90's as i did...
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I grew up in Kalamazoo so I can definitely relate to this book. Besides enjoying the location, I loved the fun and honesty in this book. Once I started reading I couldn't put it down, and finished it that night. I would recomend trying this book for sure.
Guest More than 1 year ago
one of the best books i've read in a long time. it's really honest. sometimes in ways you don't want it to be. i loved it.