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Running: Difficulty at the Beginning Book 1 #2019

Running Difficulty at the Beginning Book A Globe and Mail Top Pick of In this the first volume of Difficulty at the Beginning John Dupre is a student at Raysburg Military Academy where his best friend Lyle Ledzinski is training hi

  • Title: Running: Difficulty at the Beginning Book 1
  • Author: Keith Maillard
  • ISBN: 9781897142066
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Paperback
  • Running: Difficulty at the Beginning Book 1 By Keith Maillard, A Globe and Mail Top 100 Pick of 2006In this, the first volume of Difficulty at the Beginning, John Dupre is a student at Raysburg Military Academy, where his best friend Lyle Ledzinski is training him to be a perfect Socratic athlete A sound mind in a sound body Together they want to experience all of life athletics, philosophy, beer, the quest for Truth, and most ofA Globe and Mail Top 100 Pick of 2006In this, the first volume of Difficulty at the Beginning, John Dupre is a student at Raysburg Military Academy, where his best friend Lyle Ledzinski is training him to be a perfect Socratic athlete A sound mind in a sound body Together they want to experience all of life athletics, philosophy, beer, the quest for Truth, and most of all, those mysterious creatures that seem to come from another planet girls By their junior year they ve taken to hitch hiking around, fired up on Kerouac, James Dean and St Augustine, and their horizons begin to expand like an endless sunrise They re out for experience and suffering, and that s just what they re going to get Written as though on the back of the pages of Gloria shortlisted for the Governor General s Award, 1999 , Running depicts the lives of young men in late 1950s America with humour, pathos, and muscle Taken on its own or as the prelude to Difficulty at the Beginning, it s a memorable and invigorating piece of writing that shows how the smug, grey culture of the 1950s was shattered forever with three little words.

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    1 thought on “Running: Difficulty at the Beginning Book 1

    1. The first of a quartet of novels following a young man from his high school days in the late 50s, through the conflagrant 70s Maillard is a supple writer who manages to tell this oft told Boomer tale in a way that s avoids nostalgia or overstatement His main character, John Dupre, may undergo familiar rights of Boomer passage discovering philosophy and folk music, questioning his faith but he s no mere cipher for the times He s a complex kid with a class war chip on his shoulder and a secret sex [...]

    2. I enjoyed this coming of age tale about a young man who feels ambiguous about his sexuality as a child Set in a fictional town modeled after Wheeling, WV, this novel examines class distinctions.

    3. I would actually rate this 2 1 2 stars Better than okay but I don t think I ll read anything else by him.

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