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Lawn boy

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"Jonathan Evison's voice is pure magic. In Lawn Boy , at once a vibrant coming-of-age novel and a sharp social commentary on class, Evison offers a painfully honest portrait of one young man's struggle to overcome the hand he's been dealt in life and reach for his dreams. It's a journey you won't want to miss, with an ending you won't forget." -- Kristin Hannah, author of The Nightingale For Mike Muñoz, a young Chicano living in Washington State, life has been a whole lot of waiting for something to happen. Not too many years out of high school and still doing menial work--and just fired from his latest gig as a lawn boy on a landscaping crew--he knows that he's got to be the one to shake things up if he's ever going to change his life. But how? In this funny, angry, touching, and ultimately deeply inspiring novel, bestselling author Jonathan Evison takes the reader into the heart and mind of a young man on a journey to discover himself, a search to find the secret to achieving the American dream of happiness and prosperity. That's the birthright for all Americans, isn't it? If so, then what is Mike Muñoz's problem? Though he tries time and again to get his foot on the first rung of that ladder to success, he can't seem to get a break. But then things start to change for Mike, and after a raucous, jarring, and challenging trip, he finds he can finally see the future and his place in it. And it's looking really good. Lawn Boy is an important, entertaining, and completely winning novel about social class distinctions, about overcoming cultural discrimination, and about standing up for oneself.
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Full title lawn boy
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Last Update 2018-05-26 10:59:55AM
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subject_facet American Dream -- Fiction, Bildungsromans, Coming of age fiction, Mexican Americans -- Social conditions -- Fiction, Working class -- Social aspects -- Fiction
title_display Lawn boy : a novel
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title_short Lawn boy :
topic_facet American Dream, Fiction, Humor (Fiction), Literature, Mexican Americans, Social aspects, Social conditions, Working class