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Apr 28, 1998
| ISBN 9780345419033
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Apr 28, 1998 | ISBN 9780345419033
East Tupelo was a sprinkling of poor houses at the scratched-out back edge of Mississippi–and the birthplace of a boy who would become the greatest rock legend of his time.In Tender, novelist Mark Childress has redefined the American epic. He takes us on a wild ride through the last three decades as his fictional hero, Leroy Kirby, makes his meteoric rise to stardom, from the poverty-stricken child of an overprotective mother and absent father, to an icon who stands for everything American–a role that will ultimately consume him. After reading Tender, you will never think about the South, fame, or rock-and-roll the same way again.
Mark Childress was born in Alabama, grew up in the Midwest and the South, and was graduated from the University of Alabama. His articles and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco… More about Mark Childress
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