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ISBN-10: 0857425390
ISBN-13: 9780857425393
Publisher: Seagull Books
Publish Date: 01/15/2019
Dimensions: 8.20" L, 5.40" W, 1.10" H

The Javelin Thrower

Translator: Richard Dixon

Hardcover

Price: $24.50

Overview

As a boy growing up in rural Italy in the 1930s, Damìn is experiencing the first stirrings of adolescence when he accidentally sees his mother having sex with the local Fascist commandant. His pain, anger, and confusion are uncomfortably intertwined with a compulsion to watch them, which becomes an obsession.

Isolating himself from anyone who might help him understand what he’s feeling, he channels his fury into his javelin, getting better and better until he is a local champion. But his success is fleeting, as wholly confused and caught up in his own anger, he ends up betraying and humiliating his friends. The Javelin Thrower is the story of an erotic education turned tragic, poisoned by the darkness running through Mussolini’s Italy.

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"A portrait of a troubled adolescent boy, Damìn, which is the most memorable of all such portraits since J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye."– "The Independent"
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ISBN-10: 0857425390
ISBN-13: 9780857425393
Publisher: Seagull Books
Publish Date: 01/15/2019
Dimensions: 8.20" L, 5.40" W, 1.10" H
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