Vision Quest

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 15, 2015 - Juvenile Fiction - 256 pages
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From acclaimed author Terry Davis comes the cult classic, Vision Quest, which was called “the truest novel about growing up since The Catcher in the Rye” by New York Times bestselling author John Irving.

Louden Swain is a high school wrestler who is working hard to cut his weight down. All he wants is to win his weight division in the state championships. But he’s distracted from his goals by the older girl with car trouble that is staying with his family for a while. He is quickly falling in love with her, but can Louden make a relationship work and reach his wrestling goals at the same time?

Filled with integrity, honesty, and a sweetness that has made this coming-of-age story a cult classic, Vision Quest is a story that will be shared for generations to come.
 

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User Review  - benjamin.duffy - LibraryThing

This book contravenes so many of my usual tastes in reading material that it's a wonder that I love it so much, but I do. It's written in present tense, which normally grates on me horribly. There's ... Read full review

Vision quest: a novel

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Davis's coming-of-age novel garnered good response when it debuted in 1979. Using high school wrestling as a metaphor for growing up, the book reveals how teenage protagonist Louden Swain deals with ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
6
Section 3
11
Section 4
28
Section 5
36
Section 6
40
Section 7
47
Section 8
63
Section 14
123
Section 15
130
Section 16
138
Section 17
146
Section 18
148
Section 19
165
Section 20
178
Section 21
203

Section 9
92
Section 10
97
Section 11
108
Section 12
114
Section 13
118
Section 22
216
Section 23
221
Section 24
243
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About the author (2015)

Terry Davis is an American novelist who lives near Spokane, Washington, and is a professor emeritus of English at Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU Mankato), where he taught creative writing—fiction and screenwriting—as well as adolescent literature. Davis, who has been a high school English teacher and a wrestling coach, is the author of three novels for young adults: Vision Quest, Mysterious Ways, and If Rock and Roll Were a Machine. He has also written Presenting Chris Crutcher, a biography of the respected young-adult author.

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