Sons of Liberty
A revolution is a complicated thing, Rock Kindle knows -- especially when it happens in your own family. Rock wants to be loyal to his father, whose "life lessons" are often harsh, sometimes cruel. And he tries to be loyal to his mother, who retreats from the world more and more every day, whose weakness leaves Rock torn between anger and pity for her. So he's suspicious of his older brother, Cliff's, dark hints at escaping, rebelling against their father's tyranny. Why does Cliff need to start a revolution? Why can't they all just stay together as family?
But when their friend, Liza, escapes from her own troubled situation, and as tensions escalate at home, Rock finds himself forced to take sides. He must sort out for himself whether he is a patriot -- or a traitor.
With unforgettable, sharply drawn characters and a taut, dramatic narrative, Adele Griffin's third novel draws us into the complexity of family relationships, offering no easy answers -- only hope.
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Rock turned and felt his brother's stare intent on the back of his neck. "No, it's me,
it's Rock Kindle." He coughed into the phone and bacon bits spewed everywhere.
"Sorry about that. It's just I thought you were away until next week." "No suh, no ...
He turned away from her then, from her beseeching eyes and twisting hands. He
slammed the door, hard enough, he hoped, to crack the vase. Outside was cold.
Too cold to go biking, too cold for the JennAir. Out of habit Rock shuffled a few ...
Rock turned at the sound of his mother's voice. He turned around, shocked by the
image of his mother standing on the stoop and then walking toward him, slowly,
so slowly that from a distance her movement seemed graceful, like slow motion, ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MartyAllen - LibraryThing
There is nothing particularly special about this book. The characters are likeable and relatable, but the story itself is slow to develop, too slow for most readers. The author information at the end ... Read full review
SONS OF LIBERTYUser Review - Kirkus
A knot-in-the-stomach of a good book, as true and real as any this year: Griffin (Split Just Right, p. 555, etc.), in her disturbing portraits of adults as authoritative, abusive, and ineffectual ... Read full review
Chapter One THE JUWAG
ChapterTwo OJJTOAi AND DIME
ChapterThree IIMHQ PROTEjTEM
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