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A powerful tale of crudity and violence as a seventeen year old, recently released from reform school for murdering his abusive foster father, searches for the truth about his real dad. It's raw, moving and tough and interestingly is written by a world famous wrestler.
Antietam (Andy) Brown - named for the great-great-grandfather who died on that Civil War battleground - was ten years old when he killed his abusive foster father. Now, after seven years in reform school, he is free to make a new start. But he is immediately thrust into the violent and debased life of his real father (known as Tietam) - an oddly charismatic man who seems addicted to bodybuilding, beer-swilling and 'bareback riding'.
Swimming through a morass of crudity and violence, Andy is stunned to find himself pursued by the high school homecoming queen - a born-again Christian. Obsessed with the idea of offering his girlfriend a pure love and driven to find out whether he's descended from a monster or a hero, Andy searches for the truth in the dangerous currents of his father's past and present.
'Brilliant and disturbing-A novel of immense power and subtlety'
'Take JD Salinger, throw in a bit of Dostoevsky, sprinkle with Bret Easton Ellis, and you're getting there'
'Foley brilliantly charts the young Andy's emotional deprivation and the adolescent Andy's romantic confusion'
'Raw, funny and moving stuff. Drop your preconceptions on entry and enjoy a real book by a real writer'
'You'll be gripped by this great read'
Publication date: 01/07/2004
|Publication date:||1st July 2004|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Humour, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Mick Foley was born in 1965 and grew up in New York State. As a wrestler he fought as 'Mankind', 'Cactus Jack' and 'Dude Love'. He won the WWF World Title three times and the WWF Tag Title nine times. He has lost four front teeth and has had over 300 stitches. He lives with his wife and children on Long Island.More About Mick Foley