Assigned to write an autobiography, high-school senior Robert Radkovitz instead creates a sound portrait of his life as he remembers it. Looking back, he hears his mother’s singing, his grandmother’s mysteries, Mexican soap operas, Poe, poetry, and, most cherished, the voice of his absent father from a single tape of one of his radio shows. Told in a collage of voices, Seek describes Rob’s search for his father, a search pursued not through San Francisco’s streets, but through the labyrinth of the airwaves. Psychic readers, baseball announcers, pirate DJs, friends, and teachers join a rich, ringing aural autobiography that’s as joyfully comic as it is compelling.
About Paul Fleischman
Paul Fleischman has won awards for his many young adult novels, including the Newbery Medal. His last novel, Whirligig, is also available in a Laurel-Leaf edition.