How I Spent My Summer Holidays

How I Spent My Summer Holidays

Paperback - 2000
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When How I Spent My Summer Holidays was first published in 1981 a Western reviewer wrote: "If Who Has Seen the Wind told the story of a young boy's coming to terms with death, How I Spent My Summer Holidays tells of a young man's attempt to come to terms with his own sexuality and that of the world around him."

The twelve-year-old young man is Hugh, and in small-town Saskatchewan it is the hot summer of 1924. When Hugh and his friends dig a secret cave out on the Prairie, they soon find it occupied by an escaped patient from the mental hospital. Defying the adult world, the boys become involved with a former war hero and current rum-runner, King Motherwell, in sheltering and feeding the runaway. When passions aroused by sex explode into murder, Hugh leaves his boyhood behind him for ever.
Publisher: Toronto : M&S, 2000, c1981.
Edition: Trade pbk. edition
ISBN: 9780771061103
0771061102
Characteristics: 253 pages ;,22 cm.

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