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"[Joe Speedboat] offers a rewarding journey into the unfamiliar. It is also witty, thoughtful, and surprisingly tender as Frankie comes to realize that he has got a life to live that is still well worth the living." -- Nicholas Tucker "[Joe Speedboat] offers a rewarding journey into the unfamiliar. It is also witty, thoughtful and surprisingly tender as Frankie comes to realize that he has got a life to live that is still well worth the living."--The Independent "[An] offbeat story of a group of boys searching for meaning . . . This work conjures John Irving's A Prayer for Owen Meany but with a lighter touch."--Library Journal "Winsome . . . Wieringa's protagonist, Frankie, has an attitude attune to Holden Caulfield, without the anxiety and the quirks. . . . [Frankie's] unwavering and confident . . . in-your-face voice . . . applies literature to life, lyrically, with an attention to minutiae. . . . Charismatic, intelligent, he's the kinetic energy that thrusts the narrative forward."--Bookslut ["Joe Speedboat"] offers a rewarding journey into the unfamiliar. It is also witty, thoughtful and surprisingly tender as Frankie comes to realize that he has got a life to live that is still well worth the living. "The Independent" [An] offbeat story of a group of boys searching for meaning . . . This work conjures John Irving s" A Prayer for Owen Meany" but with a lighter touch. "Library Journal" Winsome . . . Wieringa s protagonist, Frankie, has an attitude attune to Holden Caulfield, without the anxiety and the quirks. . . . [Frankie s] unwavering and confident . . . in-your-face voice . . . applies literature to life, lyrically, with an attention to minutiae. . . . Charismatic, intelligent, he s the kinetic energy that thrusts the narrative forward. Bookslut " "["Joe Speedboat"] offers a rewarding journey into the unfamiliar. It is also witty, thoughtful and surprisingly tender as Frankie comes to realize that he has got a life to live that is still well worth the living."--"The Independent" "[An] offbeat story of a group of boys searching for meaning . . . This work conjures John Irving's" A Prayer for Owen Meany" but with a lighter touch."--"Library Journal" "Winsome . . . Wieringa's protagonist, Frankie, has an attitude attune to Holden Caulfield, without the anxiety and the quirks. . . . [Frankie's] unwavering and confident . . . in-your-face voice . . . applies literature to life, lyrically, with an attention to minutiae. . . . Charismatic, intelligent, he's the kinetic energy that thrusts the narrative forward."--Bookslut "[ "Joe Speedboat" ] offers a rewarding journey into the unfamiliar. It is also witty, thoughtful and surprisingly tender as Frankie comes to realize that he has got a life to live that is still well worth the living."-- "The Independent" "[An] offbeat story of a group of boys searching for meaning . . . This work conjures John Irving's "A Prayer for Owen Meany" but with a lighter touch."-- "Library Journal" "Winsome . . . Wieringa's protagonist, Frankie, has an attitude attune to Holden Caulfield, without the anxiety and the quirks. . . . [Frankie's] unwavering and confident . . . in-your-face voice . . . applies literature to life, lyrically, with an attention to minutiae. . . . Charismatic, intelligent, he's the kinetic energy that thrusts the narrative forward."--Bookslut

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