Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers ISBN 0375856838 (ISBN13: 9780375856839)
SYNOPSIS: “Fifteen-year-old Fitzgerald—Fitz, to his friends—has just learned that his father, whom he’s never met, who supports him but is not a part of his life, is living nearby. Fitz begins to follow him, watch him, study him, and on an otherwise ordinary May morning, he executes a plan to force his father, at gunpoint, to be with him. Over the course of one spring day, Fitz and his father become real to one another. Fitz learns about his father, why he’s chosen to remain distant and what really happened between him and Fitz’s mother. And his father learns what sort of boy his son has grown up to become.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mick Cochrane was born and raised in St. Paul, MN. As a boy, he played a great deal of baseball and was a passionate fan of the Minnesota Twins. He teaches courses in writing and literature, directs the creative writing program, and coordinates the Contemporary Writers Series. He lives in Kenmore, NY, with his wife and two sons.
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