Fans of Voigt's beloved Tillerman cycle know that the memory of Dicey's uncle Bullet casts a long shadow over the family. The Runner is Bullet's story, as involving and emotionally powerful as the rest of this celebrated cycle.
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It was the 1960s, the time of the Vietnam War. "Bullet" Tillerman, the school track star, had to decide if he would go to fight or stay on the family farm. Bullet's father, who had already driven Bullet's older brother and sister out of the house, made impossible demands on him. And his mother seemed to have lost the will to resist the old man. Meanwhile, at school, a black student joined the track team, forcing Bullet to question his own prejudices. But nothing would keep him from running. Nothing.About the Author:
Cynthia Voigt, winner of the Newbery Medal, was born in Boston in 1942. For a number of years she taught English and Classics. She is married with one daughter and one son.
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Book Description HarperCollins Children's Books, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 288 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0007336926
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