His illegal self
Che is a precocious young boy raised in isolated privilege by his New York grandmother. Yearning for his famous outlaw parents--radical 1960s activists who are now among the FBI's most wanted--he's denied all access to television and the news. But he takes hope from his long-haired teenage neighbor, who predicts: "They will come for you, man. They'll break you out of here."
And one afternoon, the prediction appears to come true. Soon Che, too, is an outlaw, fleeing with the woman into the subway and pitched into a journey that leads them to a hippie commune in the jungles of tropical Australia. Here, Che slowly, bravely confronts his life, learning that nothing is what it seems.
Level 5.2, 11 Points
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|Grouping Title||his illegal self|
|Grouping Author||carey peter|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-01-17 23:03:37PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-01-16 23:48:32PM|
|available_at_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library|
|detailed_location_catalog||Main Library - Adult Fiction|
Seven-year-old Che Selkirk was raised in isolated privilege by his New York grandmother. The son of radical student activists at Harvard in the late sixties, Che has grown up with the hope that one day his parents will come back for him. So when a woman arrives at his front door and whisks him away to the jungles of Queensland, he is confronted with the most important questions of his life: Who is his real mother? Did he know his real father? And if all he suspects is true, what should he do? In this artful tale of a young boy's journey, His Illegal Self lifts your spirit in the most unexpected way.
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|isbn||030726372, 9780307263728, 9780307268549, 9781481566148|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000298973|Book|Books|1st U.S. ed.|English|Alfred A. Knopf,|2008.|271 p. ; 25 cm., overdrive:13a6763e-5dfe-48e4-a321-8062d27fb723|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Publishing|2008|, overdrive:2198f1f6-047e-45a6-a6c9-7d259368f2e9|eBook|eBook||English|Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|2008||
|subject_facet||Mothers and sons -- Fiction, Queensland -- Fiction, Radicals -- Fiction|
|title_display||His illegal self|
|title_full||His Illegal Self, His illegal self / Peter Carey|
|title_short||His illegal self|
|topic_facet||Fiction, Literature, Mothers and sons, Radicals|