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Boys by Scott Semegran

Boys

boys-front-cover93x140"The writing is sharp and unpretentiously thoughtful, and since each of the main characters finds solace in companionship, this is an affecting literary depiction of the comforting power of friendship. Each of the stories can be read on its own, but taken together, they make a coherent, thematic whole, skillfully produced. An endearing collection that deftly captures the need for youthful fellowship." --Kirkus Reviews

"Verdict: With nary a dull moment, Scott Semegran's BOYS features short stories filled with unexpected nuances that draws readers right into the heart of his well-developed characters." --IndieReader. 5 Stars. IR Approved.

These are the stories of 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.

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Paperback Info

ISBN: 978-0692470114

Copyright: © 2015 Scott Semegran

Language: English

Edition: Second Edition

Printed: 184 pages, 6" x 9", perfect binding, white paper, black and white ink, full-color cover with matte finish

Publisher: Mutt Press

Category: Fiction / Short Stories

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Hardcover Info

ISBN: 978-0999717318

Copyright: © 2015 Scott Semegran

Language: English

Edition: Second Edition

Printed: 186 pages, 6" x 9", hardcover binding, cream paper, black and white ink, blue linen hardcover, gold spine text, full-color dust-jacket cover with gloss finish

Publisher: Mutt Press

Category: Fiction / Short Stories

eBook Info

Copyright: © 2015 Scott Semegran

Word Count: 68,424

If you found my blogs, stories, cartoons, or other articles on my website useful or entertaining, then please visit my Books page and check out my novels as well as my comic strip compilation and my collection of short stories and cartoons. They are all available in eBook, paperback, and hardcover formats. For a pittance, you can purchase something great to read while supporting a writer with a large family and lots of mouths to feed. Thanks for your support, Scott.

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