No kidding

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Harper & Row, Apr 1, 1989 - Juvenile Fiction - 207 pages
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In his twenty-first century society, fourteen-year-old Sam is allowed to decide the fate of his family after his mother is released from an alcohol rehabilitation center.

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User Review  - J. - Goodreads

The idea of metaphorizing the codependent relationship between alcoholic parent and child is something innovative. The problem is that the style of the prose is too distanced to care much about the characters. And, in the end, I don't agree with the outcome. Read full review

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User Review  - Catherine Mustread - Goodreads

In the 21st century society where 75% of the people are alcoholics, 14-year-old Son has custody of his mother and his younger brother, Oliver. Read full review


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Bruce Brooks was born in Virginia and began writing fiction at age ten. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1972 and from the University Of Iowa Writer's Workshop in 1980. He has worked as a newspaper reporter, a magazine writer, newsletter editor, movie critic, teacher and lecturer.

Bruce Brooks has twice received the Newbery Honor, first in 1985 for "Moves Make the Man, " and again in 1992 for "What Hearts." He is also the author of "Everywhere, Midnight Hour Encores, Asylum for Nightface, Vanishing, "and "Throwing Smoke." He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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