Fierce People

Fierce People

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
A contemporary coming-of-age story follows the son of a cocaine addict living in the Lower East Side as he struggles to survive on the mean streets of New York City.

McMillan Palgrave

A modern coming-of-age novel about a boy's struggle for survival in a lush and corrupting world that each day grows more seductive and more lethal.

New York's Lower East Side, 1978. Fifteen-year-old Finn Earl's mother, Liz, is a thirty-two-year-old masseuse with a taste for cocaine. When Liz's habit reaches its breaking point, she seeks sanctuary with one of her clients, aging billionaire Ogden C. Osborne. Less than twenty-four hours later, she and Finn have been dropped into a world more savage than anything in National Geographic, more cutthroat than anything New York's grimy downtown streets have to offer-the exclusive rural community of Vlyvalle, New Jersey.

In this golden playground for the super-rich, they find a new life and new friends amongst the decadent and beautiful denizens of Osborne's empire. Finn falls in love and grows up fast. He's living a twisted approximation of the American dream-and for a moment everything he wants is there for the taking.

But in Vlyvalle, social climbing is a blood sport. Even on what should be the happiest night of Finn's life-on an island in the middle of Osborne's private lake, naked and high with Osborne's bewitching granddaughter Maya-someone is watching him from the depths of the forest...and laughing. Soon, Finn is tangled in a web of secrets and betrayals so bizarre and so dangerous that getting out starts to look even harder than getting in.



Blackwell North Amer
New York's Lower East Side, 1978. Fifteen-year-old Finn Earl's mother, Liz, is a thirty-two-year-old masseuse with a taste for cocaine. When Liz's habit reaches its breaking point, she seeks sanctuary with one of her clients, aging billionaire Ogden C. Osborne. Less than twenty-four hours later, she and Finn have been dropped into a world more savage than anything in National Geographic, more cutthroat than anything New York's grimy downtown streets have to offer - the exclusive rural community of Vlyvalle, New Jersey.
In this golden playground for the super-rich, Finn and Liz find a new life and new friends amongst the decadent and beautiful denizens of Osborne's empire. Finn falls in love and grows up fast. He's living a twisted approximation of the American dream - and for a moment everything he wants is there for the taking.
But in Vlyvalle, social climbing is a blood sport. Even on what should be the happiest night of Finn's life - on an island in the middle of Osborne's private lake, naked and high with Osborne's bewitching granddaughter Maya - someone is watching him from the depths of the forest. Soon, Finn is tangled in a web of secrets and betrayals so bizarre and so dangerous that getting out starts to look even harder than getting in.

Baker
& Taylor

A contemporary coming-of-age story follows the son of a cocaine addict living in the Lower East Side as he struggles to survive on the mean streets of New York City. By the author of Eclipse. 12,500 first printing.

Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2002
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781582342429
1582342423
Characteristics: 335 p. ; 25 cm

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