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Dean Bakopoulos is a former bookseller, and has published fiction is Zoetrope and other journals. In 2004 he was named one of Americaâ€™s best new novel writers by Virginia Quarterly. He lives in Wisconsin.
A poignant tale set in suburban America amidst a close-knit community of Poles and Ukranians. It is about growing up fatherless with the world against you. When all their fathers leave town one by one, the boys of the neighbourhood must grow up quickly and become men before their time. This is moving and heart-warming and a real coming-of-age tale, lyrical and rewarding. Highly recommended.Comparison: Leif Enger, Matt Dunn,Jennifer Haigh.Similar this month: John Bennett.