The Bow Tie Gangby Benjamin Reed
When seventeen year-old Wil discovers his girlfriend Katherine is pregnant, he thinks his world is about to end. It s only a week before his graduation from high school, and he s still running around with a hot rod gang of small-town black Irish kids known as the Bow Ties. He sees his sudden collision with responsibility as a premature banishment into family life banality. When Wil discovers Kat s wealthy father facilitated an illegal abortion, he is relieved. Momentarily. It isn t long before guilt and confusion engulf him, threatening to sever the bond between his post-pubescent soul and his sanity. Set before the hot rod culture of Northern California in 1961, Wil, and the rest of the gang, are forced to cope with love, lust, death, betrayal, madness, and teenage sex already devoid of its innocence.
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One of the best books I've read in years. I fell in love with the main character (and the author). Full of raw emotion, moving descriptions and lots of action, the book is definitely hard to put down.
A poetic exposition of the transformation of adolescence to adulthood. A story composed of definite and bright images that, at times, carry the story with unstoppable momentum. Historically detailed and showing of the author¿s extensive research and could easily stand up against Kerouac¿s On the Road. There are very strong stylistic influences of the Beat Generation, but the author maintains his true and individualistic voice cover to cover. A story about people trying to find the life in everything.