Tagged with coming of age
This book is weird. It's by an important writer, but it's got a do-nothing cover, a klutzy title and a more typos than usually get past editors. And it's not like it's a small publisher. Simon & Schuster should be able to afford good art and copy editing, right? But also, the novel itself is strangely lightweight. I think Garcia hasn't found her teen audience groove. And maybe Simon & Schuster hasn't found their teen imprint groove yet either.
May-lee Chai exposes the racist heartlessness of the heartland in her memoir of spending her teens in South Dakota (near the Pine Ridge reservation where someone perhaps other than Leonard Peltier shot two FBI agents a few years before the Chais moved there). She and her brother faced real danger from their fellow junior high and high school students, and several of the family’s dogs were killed on the Chai’s farm.