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 description.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., c2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780316114714
Call Number: MOSLEY
Characteristics: 313 p. ; 22 cm
Subjects: Race relations -- Fiction.
Social classes -- Fiction.
Male friendship -- Fiction.
Conduct of life -- Fiction.


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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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