A Stranger on the Planet

A Stranger on the Planet

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In the summer of 1969, twelve-year-old Seth lives with his unstable mother, Ruth, and his brother and sister in a two-bedroom apartment in New Jersey. His father lives with his new wife in a ten-room house and has no interest in Seth and his siblings. Seth is dying to escape from his mothera€™s craziness and suffocating love, her marriage to a man shea€™s known for two weeks, and his fathera€™s cold disregard. Over the next four decades, Seth becomes the keeper of his familya€™s memories and secrets. At the same time, he emotionally isolates himself from all those who love him, especially his mother. But Ruth is also Setha€™s muse, and this enables him to ultimately find redemption, for both himself and his family.persuasion and pressure to get us to go to Rutgers, where the tuition was so much lower than anywhere else ... I badly wanted to tell Bellow thatI had writtenmycollege application essay about The Adventures of Augie March, but I didna#39;tanbsp;...

Title:A Stranger on the Planet
Author:Adam Schwartz
Publisher:Soho Press - 2011-01-25


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