From the book jacket: Perhaps the
most unconventional and literally breathtaking father-son
story you'll ever read, My Friend Leonard pulls you
immediately and deeply into a relationship as unusual as it is
The father figure is Leonard, the high-living, recovering coke addict "West Coast Director of a large Italian-American finance firm" (read: mobster) who helped to keep James Frey clean in A Million Little Pieces. The son is, of course, James, damaged perhaps beyond repair by years of crack and alcohol addiction - and by more than a few cruel tricks of fate.
James embarks on his post-rehab existence in Chicago emotionally ...
Blood at the Root
"A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism."
- PW Starred Review
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