First published in America in 1968, this is the story of a lonely old man befriended by teenagers John and Lorraine, who have no idea of the effect he will have on their lives. He may be trying to recapture his youth through them, but the wisdom he imparts more than makes up for it. Then he dies.
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For sophomores John and Lorraine, the world feels meaningless; nothing is important. They certainly can never please their parents, and school is a chore. To pass the time, they play pranks on unsuspecting people. It's during one of these pranks that they meet the "Pigman"--a fat, balding old man with a zany smile plastered on his face. In spite of themselves, John and Lorraine soon find that they're caught up in Mr Pignati's zest for life. In fact, they become so involved that they begin to destroy the only corner of the world that's ever mattered to them. Originally published in 1968, this novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Paul Zindel still sings with sharp emotion as John and Lorraine come to realize that "Our life would be what we made of it--nothing more, nothing less."Review:
“Headline news…remarkable…Zindel has written a story that will not be denied.” (Publishers Weekly)
“An intensely moving story of believably alienated young people.” (School Library Journal)
“This is a shocker of a book. Startling and truthful and vivid.” (Young Readers’ Review)
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Book Description RED FOX, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099184311