Fortunate Son

Fortunate Son

Book - 2006
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In spite of remarkable differences, Tommy and Eric are as close as brothers. Tommy, a delicate black boy, is cursed with health problems and drawn to trouble more often than not. Eric is a Nordic Adonis, graced by a seemingly endless supply of good fortune. When tragedy rips their makeshift family apart, the two boys are set on courses that diverge astonishingly. In a riveting tale of resilience and redemption that traces their parallel lives, Tommy and Eric ultimately reunite after years apart and draw on their childhood bond as they confront together the forces that threaten to destroy them.
Publisher: New York, NY : Little, Brown and Co., 2006.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316066280
Branch Call Number: MOS
Characteristics: 313 pages ; 22 cm


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Feb 01, 2014

This reads like a fable, with a simple delivery and clear language. Most of the characters are archetypal. I tend to prefer complex characters and lots of detail, but I found this book and its concept refreshing and provided great material for thought. I recommend it.

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