Wonders of the World
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"I have been everywhere. Everywhere it is the same. All that really exists is the savage truth. Kill. Be killed. Live. Die. There's nothing more."
So says Bluebeard, king of the streets, purveyor of drugs, women, and pornography. This isn't the world Eric imagined. At seventeen, he runs away to discover the wonders of the world--the wonders his storyteller father told him about throughout his childhood. But all Eric finds on the street in Riverton is gangs, junkies, sex, and ruined lives. He also stumbles onto a gift for acting and discovers an imagined world might just be his ticket out of a brokenreal one--if he can say no to the devil.
Brian Yansky expertly conjures a gritty and original portrait of life at street level, complete with cynical adults, doomed teens, a villain who isn't quite human, and a brilliantbut unlikely hero.
Author interview with Brian Yansky