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Wharton, William
New York : Knopf, 1985.
ISBN 1557042594
Character sketches of Dickie Kettleson, an 11 year old and his father, a union steward. Dick, whose family gets a death threat from anti-unionists ... reveal the importance of little things between father and son. Then there's Sture Modig, seemingly perfect boy genius who grew up on a farm, invented all kinds of improvements for farm tools, distinguished himself in the First World War and became a famous race car driver. When the lives of these people cross paths at the Jersey shore when the lion escapes on the boardwalk, we are forced to reconsider our stereotypes of what they have become. They are all worthy of our respect -- however incriminating are the circumstances.
SUBJECTS:     Depressions -- New Jersey -- Fiction
              Family -- New Jersey -- Fiction.
              Boys -- New Jersey -- Fiction.
             Domestic fiction.


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