Good kings bad kings: a novel

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Bellwether Award winner Susan Nussbaum's powerful novel invites us into the lives of a group of typical teenagers--alienated, funny, yearning for autonomy--except that they live in an institution for juveniles with disabilities. This unfamiliar, isolated landscape is much the same as the world outside: friendships are forged, trust is built, love affairs are kindled, and rules are broken. But those who call it home have little or no control over their fate. Good Kings Bad Kings challenges our definitions of what it means to be disabled in a story told with remarkable authenticity and in voices that resound with humor and spirit.

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subject_facet Children with disabilities -- Institutional care -- Fiction
Incest victims -- Institutional care -- Fiction
Institutional care -- Employees -- Fiction
Mental illness -- Fiction
Psychological fiction, American
title_display Good kings bad kings : a novel
title_full Good Kings Bad Kings A Novel
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Good kings, bad kings : a novel [electronic resource] / Susan Nussbaum
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Mental illness
Psychological fiction, American