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Best boy: a novel

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For fans of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime" comes this landmark novel about autism, memory, and, ultimately, redemption.

Sent to a therapeutic community for autism at the age of eleven, Todd Aaron, now in his fifties, is the Old Fox of Payton Living Center. A joyous man who rereads the encyclopedia compulsively, he is unnerved by the sudden arrivals of a menacing new staffer and a disruptive, brain-injured roommate. His equilibrium is further worsened by Martine, a one-eyed new resident who has romantic intentions and convinces him to go off his meds to feel normal again. Undone by these pressures, Todd attempts an escape to return home to his younger brother and to a childhood that now inhabits only his dreams.

Written astonishingly in the first-person voice of an autistic, adult man, "Best Boy" with its unforgettable portraits of Todd s beloved mother, whose sweet voice still sings from the grave, and a staffer named Raykene, who says that Todd reflects the beauty of His creation is a piercing, achingly funny, finally shattering novel no reader can ever forget."

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Full title best boy
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Last Update 2018-05-24 23:14:15PM
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title_display Best boy : a novel
title_full Best Boy A Novel, Best boy : a novel / Eli Gottlieb, Best boy [sound recording] / Eli Gottlieb, Best boy [sound recording] / by Eli Gottlieb, Best boy [text (large print)] / Eli Gottlieb
title_short Best boy :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Audiobooks, Autistic people, Congregate housing, Fiction, Large type books, Literature