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Man's Story is a crime-thriller-coming of age novel that takes place in Orange County, California in 1974. The style is reminiscent of writers such as Karl Knaussagaard Ove, Roberto Bolano and Elena Ferrante. It explores the themes of male violence inherent in the culture and how it is imbued in boys at an early age, specifically the two boys central to the story, Manuel and Gerald, who witness the secret lives of their fathers, which includes sex, drugs and murder. It also deals with the gradations of assimilation for Mexican Americans in Southern California.
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|Publisher:||Thane & Prose|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)|
About the Author
JC Hopkins is an American author, poet, screenwriter and songwriter. He is the author of the novels The Perfect Fourth, Man's Story, and multiple books of poetry. He is the screenwriter for the feature film Poets Are The Destroyers, winner in the best comedy category for the New York Women's Film Festival. He has been twice nominated by the Grammy's, for his song Dreams Come True, written for Norah Jones and Willie Nelson, and for his production of a children's album for actor John Lithgow. He also leads a jazz big band, JC Hopkins Biggish Band, which has a long running residency at the legendary Harlem nightclub Minton's Playhouse.