Just a Boy: The True Story of a Stolen Childhood

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  • ENGLISH

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  • 304

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  • 9780091898229

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  • 2 mm

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  • 10 mm

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  • 168 gram

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  • PAPERBACK

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  • 3 MARCH 2005

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    Description

    One October night in 1975 Richard, aged five, was alone in the house with his three sisters. It was 3am and their mother hadnt come home yet. The next morning, the police arrived to take the children away. Their mother had become the first victim of a serial killer soon to become known as the Yorkshire Ripper. Passed from one violent home to another, the children were f One October night in 1975 Richard, aged five, was alone in the house with his three sisters. It was 3am and their mother hadnt come home yet. The next morning, the police...  Read More

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    Richard McCann

    Richard McCann is a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. He lives in Washington, D.C., where he is a longtime professor in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at American University.
    A gay writer,[1] he is the author of Mother of Sorrows, a collection of linked stories. It won the 2005 John C. Zacharis First Book Award from Ploughshares and was also an American Library Association Stonewall Book Award recipient, as well as a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Amazon named it one of the Top 50 Books of 2005.
    McCanns book of poems, Ghost Letters, won the 1994 Beatrice Hawley and Capricorn Poetry awards. With Michael Klein, he edited Things Shaped in Passing: More Poets for Life Writing from the AIDS Pandemic. His stories, poems, and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, Esquire, Ms., Tin House, Ploughshares, and numerous anthologies, including The O. Henry Prize Stories 2007, Best American Essays 2000, and The Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations and the Yaddo Corporation. In 2010, he was the Master Artist at The Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, FL

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