No One But Us

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Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1995 - Fiction - 213 pages
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With his mother in the hospital after a botched suicide attempt, fifteen-year-old Charlie goes to live with his mother's best friend, twenty-six-year-old Jolene. Somewhere in the midst of tickle fights and hugging and joking around, Jolene's guardianship of Charlie unravels, and soon they are both irrevocably lost in an affair that neither one is ready for, but that neither one is ready to resist. "A sharp, witty first novel."--Playboy; "A promising debut."--Publishers Weekly.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

An amiable first novel that managesthrough an unobtrusive and extraordinarily controlled narrative voiceto breathe new life into the most standard coming-of-age plot. Charlie, the narrator, begins his ... Read full review


User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

A forgettable coming-of-age saga, this book has some bright moments but many predictable episodes. Part 1 finds teenager Charlie staying with his mother's best friend, Jolene, while Mom recovers from ... Read full review


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About the author (1995)

Born in New York City, Gregory Spatz holds degrees from Haverford College, University of New Hampshire, and The University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. He is the author of No One But Us, an acclaimed first novel, published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. Wonderful Tricks received the Mid-List Press First Series Award for Short Fiction.

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