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Life! Death! Prizes!

A Novel
May, Stephen (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Life! Death! Prizes!
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"Billy's mother is dead. He knows-because he reads about it in magazines-that people die every day in ways that are more random and tragic and stupid than hers, but for nineteen-year-old Billy and his little brother, Oscar, their mother's death in a bungled street robbery is the most random and tragic and stupid thing that could possibly have happened to them. Now Billy must be both mother and father to Oscar, and despite what his well-meaning aunt, the PTA mothers, social services, and Oscar's own prodigal father all think, he feels certain that he is the one for the job."--Provided by publisher.
Authors: May, Stephen, 1964-
Title: Life! death! prizes!
a novel
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2012.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Characteristics: 245 p. ;,21 cm.
Notes: Includes readers' guide.
Summary: "Billy's mother is dead. He knows-because he reads about it in magazines-that people die every day in ways that are more random and tragic and stupid than hers, but for nineteen-year-old Billy and his little brother, Oscar, their mother's death in a bungled street robbery is the most random and tragic and stupid thing that could possibly have happened to them. Now Billy must be both mother and father to Oscar, and despite what his well-meaning aunt, the PTA mothers, social services, and Oscar's own prodigal father all think, he feels certain that he is the one for the job."--Provided by publisher.
ISBN: 1620400014
9781620400012
Statement of Responsibility: Stephen May
Subject Headings: Parents Death Fiction. Brothers Fiction.
Topical Term: Parents
Brothers
LCCN: 2012007738
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