What do you get when you cross Holden Caulfield with Johnny Rotten? None other than Seamus OGrady, the 15-year-old, punk-rock protagonist of 85A! Its a subzero Chicago morning on January 23, 1989the Monday after George H.W. Bushs inaugurationand Seamus is at his fighting best. Braving the bitter cold at the 85A bus stop, Seamus rails against his repressive environment in anticipation of his the-minute-I-turn-18 move to London. His escape velocity mounts against the backdrop of a Midwest metropolis as memories, fantasies, and cityscapes collide on his commute to the south-side Jesuit high schoo.
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