Monday, January 3, 2011

New Book: Merit Badges by Kevin Fenton

Merit Badges
by Kevin Fenton

AWP Award Series in the Novel
Judge: Jim Shepard

Follow four friends as they move from The Brady Bunch to Seinfeld, from junior high to middle management. There is Quint, whose rebellion frays into self-destruction; Slow, who struggles to become the world's first teenage father figure; Chimes, who fears losing his friends while picking up a 7-10 split; and Barb who escapes the conformity of Minnisapa only to find herself returning by dark of night. You will feel as if you've always lived in Minnisapa, Minnesota. And you will never underestimate nice kids from the Midwest again.

"An impressive vitality, droll wit, and affecting nostalgia lift Fenton's first novel about four high school pals growing up together during the 1970s in the fictional town of Minnisapa, Minn. . . . Eminently readable prose . . ."—Publisher's Weekly

Launch Party/Reading: Common Good Books (Virginia Street Swedenborgian Church 170 Virgina) St Paul, January 12, 2011: 7:30 P.M

$26.00 cloth | 233 Pages
ISBN-13: 978-1-930974-95-1
Publication Date: Jan 2011
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Also visit:
Merit Badges @ New Issues
Merit Badges the Novel | Facebook Group

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