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Wersba, Barbara
New York : Atheneum, 1972
We meet 19 year old David Marks through his journal entries. The son of a Jewish immigrant, Davey cannot understand his father's values. They are living a comfortable life now and his father's poverty is just a distant memory. Davey just can't relate to his father and withdraws from him. When Davey discovers that his father has cheated on his mother, the feeling turns to loathing. Quarrels increase between the two. Eventually, Davey leaves home to make his own way. He concentrates on his painting and sees some success. When Davey learns that his father is dying of cancer, he must decide if there is time to reconcile. Davey's story is very well told and shows us that not all families live happily ever after.
SUBJECTS:     Youth -- Fiction.
              Fathers and sons -- Fiction.


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