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The Glass Cafe: Or the Stripper and the State; How My Mother Started a War…
by Gary Paulsen
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0440238439, Mass Market Paperback)THE STORY IS all true and happened to me and is mine.
Tony’s mom, Al, is a terrific single mother who works as a dancer at the Kitty Kat Club. Twelve-year-old Tony is a budding artist, inspired by backstage life at the club. When some of his drawings end up in an art show and catch the attention of the social services agency, Al and Tony find themselves in the middle of a legal wrangle and a media circus. Is Al a responsible mother? It’s the case of the stripper vs. the state, and Al isn’t giving Tony up without a fight.
Once again Gary Paulsen proves why he’s one of America’s most-beloved writers. The Glass Café is a fresh and funny exploration of motherhood, art, and the wiles of storytelling—all told by Tony, in his own true voice.
From the Hardcover edition.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:15:19 -0400)
When twelve-year-old Tony, a talented artist, begins sketching the dancers at the Kitty Kat Club where his mother is an exotic dancer, it sparks the attention of social services.
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