Hayward's darkly comic novel of adolescent anxiety reveals an unforgettable family caught in a state of mourning.Meet Jim Morrison--not the lead singer of the Doors who died a rock 'n' roll death in 1971, but a chubby seventeen-year-old living in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, who was born days after the singer's death. Jim, or Jimmy, as most people call him, has been living a largely invisible life, overshadowed by his older brother, Mike, popular and...
By Steven Hayward
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage Canada (February 7, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.9 x 7.9 inches
Amazon Rank: 5093146
Format: PDF Text TXT book
Good read. The characters are recognizable though caricatured for emphasis and humor, which balances the heavier themes of loss and our choosing how to cope and live with these losses. I think the idea is to not be afraid to live on; the emptiness