Setting Free the Kites

By: George, Alex

Price: $49.50

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Book Condition: Fine


326pp. 8vo. Paper and cloth with gilt on spine, book has been signed on the title page by the author. Book has a complete number line, is unread, unmarked, unclipped, tight, bright, and Brodart protected. Author also wrote "A Good American." ISBN number on the copyright page differs from jacket version: 9780735215665. Gift quality book.


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From the author of the "lyrical and compelling" (USA Today) novel A Good American comes a powerful story of two friends and the unintended consequences of friendship, loss, and hope.

For Robert Carter, life in his coastal Maine hometown is comfortably predictable. But in 1976, on his first day of eighth grade, he meets Nathan Tilly, who changes everything. Nathan is confident, fearless, impetuous--and fascinated by kites and flying. Robert and Nathan's budding friendship is forged in the crucible of two family tragedies, and as the boys struggle to come to terms with loss, they take summer jobs at the local rundown amusement park. It's there that Nathan's boundless capacity for optimism threatens to overwhelm them both, and where they learn some harsh truths about family, desire, and revenge.

Unforgettable and heart-breaking, Setting Free the Kites is a poignant and moving exploration of the pain, joy, and glories of young friendship.

Title: Setting Free the Kites

Author Name: George, Alex

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 2017

ISBN Number: 0399162100

ISBN Number 13: 9780399162107

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: fine Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 0002202