Little Boy Blue: A Novel

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Macmillan, Aug 15, 1998 - Fiction - 324 pages
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Here is the quintessential story of a young hoodlum's coming of age. Alex Hamilton is young, intelligent, savvy, and independent - but also subject to violent fits of rage. Raised within the confines of a system that has done nothing but provide him with pain, his frustration and anger are completely natural - and inherently dangerous. Rebellious since his parents split up, Alex is constantly running from foster homes and institutions, yearning to be with his father, a broken man who cannot give his son the home he desperately needs. As Alex is pulled between well-meaning but exhausted social workers and viciously cruel authority figures, his emotions and actions are forever careening off these two disparate influences. Only one constant remains: his no-good, criminally minded peers, who are all too ready to plant illegal ideas in a young, bright mind that's already well on its way to social deviancy.

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St. Martin's brings back into print the hard-to-find third book (first published in 1980) by ex-con novelist, screenwriter, and actor Bunker (Dog Eat Dog, 1996; The Animal Factory, 1977), whose ... Read full review

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Alex Hammond is a throwaway child of divorced parents. By age 11, he has been kicked out of a variety of institutions, and with each his rage grows more intense. From military academy to juvenile hall ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Edward Bunker played Mr. Blue in Quentin Tarantino's film "Reservoir Dogs." He is also the author of No Beast So Fierce and Dog Eat Dog. Most of his life has been spent in prison, where he wrote. He paid the postage for his early manuscript submissions by selling his blood. He now lives in Los Angeles with his wife and child.

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