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JONATHAN EVISON-Lawn Boy
Thursday, April 5 at 7PM
speaking & signing
ABOUT LAWN BOY
"Jonathan Evison's voice is pure magic. In Lawn Boy, at once a vibrant coming-of-age novel and a sharp social commentary on class, Evison offers a painfully honest portrait of one young man's struggle to overcome the hand he's been dealt in life and reach for his dreams. It's a journey you won't want to miss, with an ending you won't forget."
--Kristin Hannah, author of The Nightingale
For Mike Munoz, a young Chicano living in Washington State, life has been a whole lot of waiting for something to happen. Not too many years out of high school and still doing menial work--and just fired from his latest gig as a lawn boy on a landscaping crew--he knows that he's got to be the one to shake things up if he's ever going to change his life. But how?
In this funny, angry, touching, and ultimately deeply inspiring novel, bestselling author Jonathan Evison takes the reader into the heart and mind of a young man on a journey to discover himself, a search to find the secret to achieving the American dream of happiness and prosperity. That's the birthright for all Americans, isn't it? If so, then what is Mike Munoz's problem? Though he tries time and again to get his foot on the first rung of that ladder to success, he can't seem to get a break. But then things start to change for Mike, and after a raucous, jarring, and challenging trip, he finds he can finally see the future and his place in it. And it's looking really good.
Lawn Boy is an important, entertaining, and completely winning novel about social class distinctions, about overcoming cultural discrimination, and about standing up for oneself.
ABOUT JONATHAN EVISON
Jonathan Evison is the bestselling author of the award winning novels All About Lulu, West of Here, The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving (soon to be a major motion picture starring Paul Rudd), and This is Your Life, Harriet Chance! Evison lives on the Olympic Peninsula, in Washington State, with his wife and two children. He has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Salon, and National Public Radio
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