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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 156512037X, Hardcover)With his mother in the hospital after a botched suicide attempt, fifteen-year-old Charlie goes to live with his mother's best friend, twenty-six-year-old Jolene. Somewhere in the midst of tickle fights and hugging and joking around, Jolene's guardianship of Charlie unravels, and soon they are both irrevocably lost in an affair that neither one is ready for, but that neither one is ready to resist. "A sharp, witty first novel."--Playboy; "A promising debut."--Publishers Weekly.
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After his mother is hospitalized, Charlie, 15, goes to live with her friend, Jolene, 26. A tickle fight leads to love, but when the mother returns Jolene disappears. Years later Charlie tells the story to Angel, his girlfriend, who surmises Charlie is still in love. On her advice they travel across the country to find Jolene and end the affair for ever.
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