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Description - A Way Of Life Like Any Other by Darcy O'Brien

The hero of Darcy O'Brien's novel is a child of Hollywood. His divorced parents are faded stars of the silver screen- the father almost helplessly na ve, the mother sex-crazed and despairing of love. The tale of a streetsmart, loving, vulnerable teenager's fight to break free is a hilarious and devastating story of growing up - a latter day The Catcher in the Rye.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780940322790
ISBN-10: 094032279X
Format: Paperback
(204mm x 13mm x 127mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: NYRB Classics
Publisher: The New York Review of Books, Inc
Publish Date: 31-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Darcy O'Brien

Darcy O'Brien (1939-1998) was born in Los Angeles, the son of the movie stars George O'Brien and Marguerite Churchill. He attended Princeton and the University of California, Berkeley, and taught at the University of Tulsa. O'Brien's first novel, A Way of Life, Like Any Other, won the PEN/Hemingway award. His books include the novels The Silver Spooner and Margaret in Hollywood, critical studies of James Joyce and Patrick Kavanagh, and several other works of nonfiction, among them Two of a Kind: The Hillside Stranglers and The Hidden Pope. Seamus Heaney's first poetry collection, Death of a Naturalist, appeared forty years ago. Since then he has published poetry, criticism, and translations that have established him as one of the leading poets of his generation. In 1995 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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