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"If you try, you will find it impossible to do one great thing..." Mother Teresa "The judgment whether a people is virtuous or not virtuous can hardly be passed by a human being." Adolf Hitler
So I got kicked out of school today, which is not so great but also not entirely unexpected, and I went back to Public Housing where I live to tell my parents all about it but my mom went visiting someone or other and probably isn't coming back and my dad is stoned off his ass on the couch like he always is, so somehow I'm not getting the vibe that he'd really, you know, care, so I think, Here's what I'm going to do: First I've got to make a plan. And this is part of the plan- making a plan- so really I'm doing good already.
Soon I will take her hand and the two of us, we will disappear into a city that is full of great things and bad things, and all the things in between where no one really knows the difference.
When Iggy Corso gets kicked out of high school, there's no one for him to tell. His mother has gone off, his father is stoned on the couch, and the phone's been disconnected, so even the social worker can't get through. Leaving his public housing behind, Iggy ventures into the world to make something of his life. It's not easy when you're sixteen, have no skills, and your only friend is mixed up with the dealer who got your mom hooked. But Iggy is . . . Iggy, and he has the kind of wisdom that lets him see what no one else can.
K. L. Going's third novel is a haunting achievement about a young man's tragic search for meaning in a world that to him makes no sense.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:23:41 -0400)
Iggy Corso, who lives in city public housing, is caught physically and spiritually between good and bad when he is kicked out of high school, goes searching for his missing mother, and causes his friend to get involved with the same dangerous drug dealer who deals to his parents.… (more)