Sunday, October 26, 2008

Ten Mile River

Ten Mile River by Paul Griffin
Having escaped from juvenile detention centers and foster care, two teenaged boys live on their own in an abandoned shack in a New York City park, making their way by stealing, occasionally working, and trying to keep from being arrested.

3 comments:

Emily R. Brown said...

...The boys come to life on the pages, as does their relationship, and their conversations are often laugh-out-loud funny...the plot defies predictions, and some memorable scenes and the strongly drawn characters lift the story above other urban tales of woe.

Brian P. Fitzgerald said...

...Ten Mile River is 21st century Twain: the dialect, the close escapes, fishing for their dinner, a near-drowning, even the floating dead bodies. This one belongs in a high school curriculum.

Readingjunky said...

Can't wait to read this one. It sounds like a real page-turner.