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Teenager (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Smith, Bud

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    10 May 22

He told her he was a one-woman man and she was it for him. Teal said that was good because he was it for her. It and It. Both of them were It. Two teenagers, in love and insane, journey across the United States in this Bonnie and Clyde-like adventure, pursuing a warped American d...ream, where Elvis is still king and the corndog the backbone of this great country. Kody Rawlee Green is stuck in juvie. Tella Teal Cartwheels Carticelli is packing her bags for Rome--on the orders of her parents who want her as far from Kody as possible. But teenage love is too strong a force for the obstacles of reality. And the highway beckons. Leaving their abusive pasts behind them in Jersey, Kody and Teal set off on a cross-country road trip equal parts self-destruction and self-discovery, making their way, one stolen car at a time, toward bigger, wider, bluer skies. Along the road, of course, there's time to stop at Graceland, classic diners, a fairgrounds that smells of pony shit and kettle corn ; and time for run-ins with outsized personalities like the reincarnated Grand Canyon tour guide, Dead Bob, and the spurious Montana rancher, Bill Gold. On their heels, all the while, is Teal's brother, Neil Carticelli, who's abandoned his post in the Navy to rescue the sister he left behind. But does she really need saving? These all too American tropes find new expression in Bud Smith's own freewheeling prose-and in Rae Buleri's original illustrations-filling Teenager with humor, poetry, and a joy that's palpable in every unforgettable sentence.
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ISBN 9780593315224
Publisher Random House
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 10 May 2022

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ISBN-13 9780593315224
Stock Release date is 10 May 2022
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 10 May 2022
Publisher Random House
Imprint Vintage Books
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Smith, Bud
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 416
Dimensions Width: 132mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 21mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 314g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Bildungsromans
ONIX Text General/trade