The Essay: A Novel by Robin Yocum PDF

By Robin Yocum

Born to kinfolk of troublemakers, an Ohio boy defiantly carves out his personal future in “a publication that teens and veteran readers alike are going to like” (Howard Frank Mosher).

Jimmy Lee Hickam grew up alongside pink puppy highway, deep in Appalachian Ohio, within the poorest county within the poorest sector of the nation. To make issues worse, he hails from a mixture of thieves, moonshiners, and drunkards who for many years have clung to either the hardscrabble hills and the iron bars of each prison phone within the sector. This existence, Jimmy Lee believes, is his destiny. sometime, he expects to finish up operating together with his alcoholic father on the sawmill—or sitting subsequent to his arsonist brother within the penal complex. There aren’t many strategies in case your final identify is Hickam.   
If no longer for an inspiring trainer and Jimmy Lee’s skill to play soccer, he shouldn't have lower back for his junior yr in highschool. After his English instructor cuts Jimmy Lee a holiday, keeping his eligibility for the arrival soccer season, he rewards her with a profitable essay within the highschool writing contest.

And whilst irate mom and dad and management declare he should have cheated, his instructor turns into extra made up our minds than ever—to take Jimmy Lee’s writing expertise so far as it will probably move, and convey him the trail out of the hills of Appalachia.
"Like Annie Proulx, Richard Russo, and Richard Ford, Robin Yocum is familiar with the best way to stake out a declare to a really specific a part of the United States and make it uniquely his personal” (Howard Frank Mosher).

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