by Scott Semegran

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Boys by Scott Semegran

These are the stories of three boys living in Texas: one growing up, one dreaming, and one fighting to stay alive in the face of destitution and adversity. There's second-grader William, a shy yet imaginative boy who schemes about how to get back at his school-yard bully, Randy. Then there's Sam, a 15-year-old boy who dreams of getting a 1980 Mazda RX-7 for his sixteenth birthday but has to work at a Greek restaurant to fund his dream. Finally, there's Seff, a 21-year-old on the brink of manhood, trying to survive along with his roommate, working as waiters and barely making ends meet. These three stories are told with heart, humor, and an uncompromising look at what it meant to grow up in Texas during the 1980s and 1990s.

""The writing is sharp and unpretentiously thoughtful... An endearing collection that deftly captures the need for youthful fellowship."" --Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692470114
Publisher: Mutt Press
Publication date: 06/27/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Scott Semegran lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, four kids, two cats, and a dog. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in English. He is a cartoonist and a writer. He can also bend metal with his mind and run really fast, if chased by a pack of wolves. His comic strips have appeared in the following newspapers: The Austin Student, The Funny Times, The Austin American-Statesman, Rocky Mountain Bullhorn, Seven Days, The University of Texas at Dallas Mercury, and The North Austin Bee. His short story "That Little Devil (Que Un Diablito)" appeared in the The Next One Literary Journal from the Texas Tech University Honors College. He is a Kindle bestselling author. Other novels and books by Scott Semegran include The Meteoric Rise of Simon Burchwood, Modicum, The Spectacular Simon Burchwood, and Mr. Grieves the Book.

Table of Contents

I. The Great and Powerful, Brave Raideen

II. Good Night, Jerk Face

III. The Discarded Feast

1. Dinner from the G.D.A.M.

2. The Trolley: The Assignment of Doom

3. Tears in Beers and Shit like That

4. The Dusty Dessert Tray and the Saddest Place in the Building

5. The Delivery or How to Work but Not Actually Work

6. A Most Miraculous Trip

7. Party at the Slave Quarters with a Certain Other Employee

8. Life Can Be Gross

9. The Discarded Feast

10. Birthdays at Restaurants and Other Diversions

11. He Sounds Like a Super Hero

12. Goodbye, Puss Face

13. Dinner, a Confession, and a Novel about Something

14. Spanish for White Bread and Party for Mooches

15. A Life Changer

16. The Cicada and Ruminations about Childhood Dreams

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Boys 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These short stories are great. Funny and a quick read. Highly recommended!