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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.
Depressions -- New Jersey -- Fiction
Family -- New Jersey -- Fiction.
Boys -- New Jersey -- Fiction.
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