Flights

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Knopf, 1983 - Adolescence - 253 pages
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Biddy Siebert has problems. His parents are always fighting about him, his sister hates him, and the nuns at school are threatening him with motivational training. He feels lost - until he sees a chance to do something right, and concocts a plan for growing up.

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
9
Section 3
10
Section 4
16
Section 5
21
Section 6
25
Section 7
30
Section 8
39
Section 24
108
Section 25
108
Section 26
125
Section 27
128
Section 28
140
Section 29
163
Section 30
172
Section 31
174

Section 9
41
Section 10
46
Section 11
51
Section 12
52
Section 13
54
Section 14
58
Section 15
59
Section 16
65
Section 17
68
Section 18
78
Section 19
84
Section 20
89
Section 21
91
Section 22
99
Section 23
104
Section 32
180
Section 33
194
Section 34
196
Section 35
201
Section 36
204
Section 37
218
Section 38
219
Section 39
224
Section 40
228
Section 41
232
Section 42
239
Section 43
246
Section 44
Section 45

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About the author (1983)

Jim Shepard was born on December 29, 1956 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He received a BA from Trinity College and a MFA from Brown University. He teaches creative writing and film at Williams College and in the Warren Wilson MFA program. He received the Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US and Canada. His short story collection, Like You'd Understand, won the 2007 Story Prize. His other short story collections include Battling against Castro, Love and Hydrogen, and You Think That's Bad. He won the 2005 Massachusetts Book Award for his novel, Project X. His other novels include Flights, Paper Doll, Lights Out in the Reptile House, Kiss of the Wolf, Nosferatu, and The Book of Aron.

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