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Kieron Smith, boy

by James Kelman

Hardcover, 422 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, List Price: $26 |


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Living in a large industrial city at a time of turbulent social change, Kieron Smith grows from age five to early adolescence as he deals with the everyday trials and adventures of daily life—his family, the death of a beloved grandparent, a move to a new home and neighborhood, boyhood escapades, sex, and personal dreams.