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About the Author: David Shannon

David Shannon is the author and illustrator of many highly praised books for children. Born in Washington, D.C., he grew up in Spokane, Washington. He graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, with a fine arts degree, and then moved to New York City. His editorial illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, Time, and Rolling Stone, and his artwork has appeared on numerous book jackets. Shannon is a passionate baseball fan and softball player. He and his wife now live in Los Angeles.

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Paperback, Published in Dec 2007 by America Star Books

ISBN10: 1604414650 | ISBN13: 9781604414653

Page count: 482

Paul, a high school student, struggles with his identity and circumstances. He chooses to leave his hometown to go to Vietnam to lose his past and redefine himself. He is disappointed to find he has even more difficulty facing who he is as well as his future. After numerous personal struggles he returns to the US and finds no place where he can find peace of mind to start fresh for a future so elusive. Guilt, pain, and memories from high school, Vietnam, and his return to the States haunt him until he feels the necessity to return to a town that has no past but hopefully a future.

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