Outside Providence

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Crown/Archetype, Apr 7, 2010 - Fiction - 212 pages
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Outside Providence is a hilarious yet melancholy novel of a young man's coming of age in the 1970s. When Timothy Dunphy, native of working-class Pawtucket, Rhode Island, is packed off to a fancy prep school, he finds that the privileged elite is hardly immune to life's screwups. Dunphy must reconcile his pedigreed schoolmates with his mongrel friends back home--including Drugs Delaney, whose diet consists mainly of vitamin Qs (Quaaludes), and Bunny Cote, who thinks New England is a state.

Not far below Dunphy's comic demeanor churn powerful fears of abandonment by those he loves best: his mother, his girlfriend, and his closest friend. And he must come to terms with his complex relationship with the person he hates most, his father. As he struggles to live with the paradox of somehow loving the same man he blames for his family's tragedies, Dunphy begins to understand and accept life's betrayals, and learns how to trust in love.
 

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User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

It wasn't a bad book, it just didn't do anything for me. 3/4 through the book, I thought why am I still reading this. It never really captured my attention. I finished it because it was a short book ... Read full review

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PART Two
PART Three
PART Four
PART Five
PART Six
PART Seven
PART Eight
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