Sleepaway School: Stories from a Boy's Life: A Memoir

Sleepaway School: Stories from a Boy's Life: A Memoir[BOOKS] ⚦ Sleepaway School: Stories from a Boy's Life: A Memoir ✫ Lee Stringer – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Like his brother before him, Stringer was surrendered to foster care, shortly after birth, by his unwed and underemployed mother a common practice for unmarried women in mid century America Less commo Like his brother Stories from Kindle Ï before him, Stringer was surrendered to foster care, shortly after birth, by his unwed and underemployed mother a common practice for unmarried women in mid century America Less common was that she returned six years later to reclaim her children Sleepaway School: ePUB ✓ Rather than leading to a happy ending, though, this is where Stringer s story begins The clash of being poor and black in an affluent, largely white New York suburb begins to foment pain and rage which erupts, often than not, when he is School: Stories from MOBI ☆ at school One violent episode results in his expulsion from the sixth grade and his subsequent three year stint at Hawthorne, the sleepaway school of the titleWhat follows is an intensely personal, American journey a universal story of childhood where childhood universals are absent We experience how a child fashions his life out of the materials given to him, however threadbare This is a boy meets world story, the chronicle of one child s struggle simply to be. Shocking, brutal and powerful, Sleepaway School pulls readers into the troubled childhood of Lee Stringer and shows them how he overcame his cruel world. I read this book for a class but I was so taken with the author s story and style that I would recommend it to anyone It is beyond required reading Stringer tells of the years leading up to being sent away to school and his experiences at a boy s school for kids with behavior issues It is subtitled Stories from a Boy s Life and Stringer captures the mysteries of growing up among boys It has many moments of sheer delight This book was deceptive and crept up on me gradually I find that happens sometimes with writers who very clear eyed and not prone to exaggeration Eventually I found the perpetual heartbreak the narrator faced to be building to a momentous feeling of sorrow for him I can t say I saw it coming in the first chapters though. Like his brother before him, Stringer was surrendered to foster care, shortly after birth, by his unwed and underemployed mother a common practice for unmarried women in mid century America autobiography nonfiction It took me a while to warm up to this, but by the time I got to the end, I was looking at the back cover to find the title of the other book by the same author, Grand Central Winter. This book is an autobiographical look at the author s childhood experiences as an African American child growing up and then attending boarding school with mainly white children of privilege The author is, in my opinion, a very gifted writer and his writing pulls you in and helps you feel and understand his pain and anger. We talk about ignorance and fear, too Mr Horowitz does, anyway Once you have fear, he tells us, it s a very short trip to anger and rage 184

Sleepaway School: Stories from a Boy's Life: A Memoir
    Sleepaway School: Stories from a Boy's Life: A Memoir We experience how a child fashions his life out of the materials given to him, however threadbare This is a boy meets world story, the chronicle of one child s struggle simply to be. Shocking, brutal and powerful, Sleepaway School pulls readers into the troubled childhood of Lee Stringer and shows them how he overcame his cruel world. I read this book for a class but I was so taken with the author s story and style that I would recommend it to anyone It is beyond required reading Stringer tells of the years leading up to being sent away to school and his experiences at a boy s school for kids with behavior issues It is subtitled Stories from a Boy s Life and Stringer captures the mysteries of growing up among boys It has many moments of sheer delight This book was deceptive and crept up on me gradually I find that happens sometimes with writers who very clear eyed and not prone to exaggeration Eventually I found the perpetual heartbreak the narrator faced to be building to a momentous feeling of sorrow for him I can t say I saw it coming in the first chapters though. Like his brother before him, Stringer was surrendered to foster care, shortly after birth, by his unwed and underemployed mother a common practice for unmarried women in mid century America autobiography nonfiction It took me a while to warm up to this, but by the time I got to the end, I was looking at the back cover to find the title of the other book by the same author, Grand Central Winter. This book is an autobiographical look at the author s childhood experiences as an African American child growing up and then attending boarding school with mainly white children of privilege The author is, in my opinion, a very gifted writer and his writing pulls you in and helps you feel and understand his pain and anger. We talk about ignorance and fear, too Mr Horowitz does, anyway Once you have fear, he tells us, it s a very short trip to anger and rage 184 "/>
  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • Sleepaway School: Stories from a Boy's Life: A Memoir
  • Lee Stringer
  • English
  • 27 January 2019
  • 1583224785