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Sophomores by Sean Desmond


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Sophomores by Sean Desmond
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Jan 26, 2021 | ISBN 9780525542681

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“What a vibrant, propulsive, wildly intelligent and big-hearted slice of life Sophomores is, an intricate portrait of a family in crisis rendered with a great deal of humor and compassion. I loved this family, this corner of the world, this novel.” –Claire Lombardo, author of The Most Fun We Ever Had

“A witty, melancholic and affecting story about a family that struggles with the curse of knowing their own failings. Sophomores is a smart and beautiful novel about growing up and getting through that readers will savor.” –Sarah Bird, author of Alamo House 
“With sensitivity and great wit, Sean Desmond brings the 1980s to life in a big-hearted family saga that knows and loves its characters from deep within. An enthralling read.” –Bruce Holsinger, author of The Gifted School

 is the most mature adventure in immaturity I’ve ever read, a mordantly funny year in the life of a teenage boy who, true to his Irish-Catholic origins, sees and feels everything. Despite what the world heaped on this kid’s shoulders, I found myself laughing every other page and wishing I was a part of the crew Sean Desmond manufactured to make the world a more interesting place.” –Eric Dezenhall, author of The Devil Himself

“Few writers have the talent to bring off a book like this—a Tom-Wolfe-on-the-Trinity, wittily observed, affectionate skewering of a particular time and place, in this instance Dallas in the ‘80s—but Sean Desmond succeeds brilliantly. It’s by turns funny and touching, and always entertaining, with nods to Bonfire of the VanitiesDead Poets SocietyCatcher in the Rye, and your favorite ‘80s high school movie. I was sad upon reaching the last page.” –James Donovan, author of The Blood of Heroes

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