If Jack's in Love

If Jack's in Love

by Stephen Wetta

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Overview

Every neighborhood has that house: The one with the broken down cars in the front yard; the one where the father is always out of work and starting fights with other dads;the one no one wants to go near. Twelve-year-old Jack Witcher lives in that house.

And that’s just where his problems begin.

It is 1967 and Jack’s father has lost his job, yet again. The war in Vietnam is perpetually on the news, and Jack is in love with a girl named Myra. But Myra’s family is the opposite of Jack’s. Her father is well dressed and well spoken. Her brother is the town’s golden boy. Jack schemes to win Myra’s love with the only person in town who will deign to be his friend, the town jeweler and sole Jew. But when Myra’s brother goes missing, Jack’s pot-smoking older brother becomes suspect number one...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101547854
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/29/2011
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 615,843
File size: 318 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Stephen Wetta is a native of Richmond, Virginia. He received his bachelor's degree from Virginia Commenwealth University and his PhD from New York University. He is currently an English professor at Hunter College. If Jack’s in Love is his first novel.

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"A powerful story … Wetta captures with great charm and grit the joys and aches of a first love complicated by social boundaries and familial expectations…. a fast-moving tale.” —Lee Martin, author of The Bright Forever and Break the Skin

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