Project X: A Novel

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Fiction - 176 pages
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n the wilderness of junior high, Edwin Hanratty is at the bottom of the food chain. His teachers find him a nuisance. His fellow students consider him prey. And although his parents are not oblivious to his troubles, they can't quite bring themselves to fathom the ruthless forces that demoralize him daily.

Sharing in these schoolyard indignities is his only friend, Flake. Branded together as misfits, their fury simmers quietly in the hallways, classrooms, and at home, until an unthinkable idea offers them a spectacular and terrifying release.

From Jim Shepard, one of the most enduring and influential novelists writing today, comes an unflinching look into the heart and soul of adolescence. Tender and horrifying, prescient and moving, Project X will not easily be forgotten.


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Contents

Section 1
ix
Section 2
16
Section 3
39
Section 4
51
Section 5
61
Section 6
69
Section 7
78
Section 8
89
Section 9
99
Section 10
102
Section 11
119
Section 12
137
Section 13
150
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About the author (2007)

The author of five previous novels, Jim Shepard lives with his family in Williamstown, Massachusetts.


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