Farewell Books is a progressive new and used bookshop and art gallery in the city of Austin, Texas. They now carry my latest book Boys. If you are in Austin, then go to 913 E Cesar Chavez, check out the store, and buy a copy of Boys as well as some of their other books. This store is pretty amazing and a worthwhile visit.
Boys is a collection of stories about three boys living in Texas: one growing up, one dreaming, and one fighting to stay alive in the face of destitution and adversity. There's second-grader William, a shy yet imaginative boy who schemes about how to get back at his school-yard bully, Randy. Then there's Sam, a 15-year-old boy who dreams of getting a 1980 Mazda RX-7 for his sixteenth birthday but has to work at a Greek restaurant to fund his dream. Finally, there's Seff, a 21-year-old on the brink of manhood, trying to survive along with his roommate, working as waiters and barely making ends meet. These three stories are told with heart, humor, and an uncompromising look at what it meant to grow up in Texas during the 1980s and 1990s.
Boys is published by Mutt Press. The paperback is 184 pages, 6" x 9", with perfect binding, white paper, black and white ink, and a full-color cover with matte finish.
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