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    [Finlater] EBOOK NEW I love Cliffy He is thoughtful intelligent sympathetic and kind in a sea of ugliness and hatredFinlater is set in the projects of Cincinnati in the barely post segregation 1970s The 13 year old spelling champion and hero of this book enchanted me from the start Intelligent Cliffy skips the 7th grade and meets his soul brother Noah The boys are instantly drawn to each other and are launched into an amazing friendship tha

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    [Finlater] EBOOK NEW Finlater was a uick and fun read I literally read through it in one sitting The character development was spot on and the language

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    [Finlater] EBOOK NEW A Very Important New Writer A Remarkably Sensitive First Novel Shawn Stewart Ruff may be a name known to only a few avid readers of short stories but with the publication of FINLATER this gifted writer is bound to be recognized as a very important voice in American literature Few writers are able to relate a story from a child's vantage as keenly as Ruff echoes of such writers as JD Salinger and Colm Toibin an

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    characters Finlater Shawn Stewart Ruff Ä 3 characters [Finlater] EBOOK NEW This is a book I won in a Goodreads giveaway I am certainly glad I did because I would not have sought out this book on my own It is a good story about a 2 boys from completly different cultures coming togther and falling in love for the fir

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    characters Finlater [Finlater] EBOOK NEW Shawn Stewart Ruff Ä 3 characters Okay so Smetch loved this book SO much that I bought it without even reading what it was aboutI didn't love it as

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    [Finlater] EBOOK NEW This was a Goodreads First Reads win and I'm pleased I got to read it The story follows the coming of age exper

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    [Finlater] EBOOK NEW I can't think of a beautiful telling of this uniuely gay tragedy It's 1969 Cincinnati Cliffy is almost 14 black smart and swimming in the toxic sea of American race relations Like he'd have a choice His long absent father is about to return to the family and at school he is skipping a grade and will meet his new

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    [Finlater] EBOOK NEW What a remarkable book Ruff nails Cliffy's point of view in this A bright maybe brilliant boy living with his mom recently returned dad and his two brothers Ruff deftly illustrates the push pull between love anger and estrangement that grows up in a household beset with stresses Each of the characters feels fu

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    download ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ä Shawn Stewart Ruff [Finlater] EBOOK NEW Shawn Stewart Ruff Ä 3 characters It may be very difficult to find this book When I did a search for it I found it in another state This book of a black male from the ghetto and his relationship with a Jewish boy from a better part of town although they attend the same school is powerful and in some ways possibly groundbreaking Written by a well published gay blac

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    [Finlater] EBOOK NEW Shawn Stewart Ruff Ä 3 characters this book reminded me of sunday you learn how to box bil wrightyet it was different these boys had so much energy especially when they went at iti thought cliffy was just a wonderful kid i know he will be successful when he grows up

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characters Finlater review Finlater 103 download ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ä Shawn Stewart Ruff A coming of age love and first lust story set in racially charged Cincinnati Ohio in A Very Important New Writer A Remarkably Sensitive First Novel Shawn Stewart Ruff may be a name known to only a few avid readers of short stories but with the publication of FINLATER this gifted writer is bound to be recognized as a very important voice in American literature Few writers are able to relate a story from a child s vantage as keenly as Ruff echoes of such writers as JD Salinger and Colm Toibin and JG Hayes are present in this tender little love story that offers finely honed insights into the impact of racial tensions on the sociologic changes of the 1970s It is a book that deserves wide critical attention as well as a broad readership The title FINLATER sets the tone of the message of this little treasure the story takes place in the projects area of Cincinnati known as Findlater but the main character and narrator of this tale is Cliffy Douglas an African American 13 year old lad who has just entered the eighth grade after success in a spelling bee where his only misspelled word was the name of his home zone he has always heard pronounced as Finlater Cliffy s home life is rocky his brothers are raucous early sexually developed and active trouble makers and his mother labors to feed her family which now includes the returned father figure who spends most of his time drinking and lounging in his bikini underwear Life is not wholesome but Cliffy s devotion to his mother holds him together As Cliffy begins his school year he is seated by a young Jewish lad Noah Baumgarten and as the story slowly unwinds we discover the differences and similarities between these two new friends The spectrum in which each lives covers the racial tension in the neighborhoods as the bonded pair are referred to as Oreos or maliciously as Nigger and Jew And it is this disparity of home life and background that makes each boy envy the status of the other Cliffy wants to become a Jew and have a caring father and mother like Noah s and Noah longs to be a Soul Brother Together they explore the limits of their environment of discord as well as the territory of their developing bodies and sexuality In time their respective families meet or rather collide and the boys discover the secrets of each other s family members with special attention focused on the fathers whose personal problems have shaped each boy s life Out of this puzzling uagmire of family developments Cliffy and Noah plan an escape from it all an escape that will allow them to live their young passionate love life without the gloom of their pasts But can they find that path That is where Ruff leaves the reader hoping for a happy ending for these two wonderful kids but without a map except the pathway to the heart these two unforgettable characters have carved in this story FINLATER explores same sex attraction in boys as they enter puberty as well as any author who has approached this subject But Shawn Stewart Ruff writes with such restraint and elouence that his characters never lose balance on the tight wire of racial social and color tensions they tread In Cliffy s mother s words One last thing The only thing you should be ashamed of is the fact that you are ashamed We don t choose our families or our families situations Hopefully you ll do better in your life than I have You ll have a big house a fancy car and a family you choose to have And such is the manner in which Ruff approaches the entire story This is as fine a coming of age book as you ll likely find on the shelves and Shawn Stewart Ruff is a major new voice in American literature This is one of those books that cannot be recommended highly enough Even the uniue presentation uality of the book by UOTE Editions is remarkably excellent Grady Harp

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characters Finlater review Finlater 103 download ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ä Shawn Stewart Ruff The 1970s Cliffy black and Noah Jewish are teens of their time segregated by neighb Okay so Smetch loved this book SO much that I bought it without even reading what it was aboutI didn t love it as much as Smetchie but I didn t hate it either I was attached to Cliffy as a character and the writing was well done It was just so dang depressing to me from the ghetto and bakini dad to depression and child abuse I doubt I would have purchased or read this book if not for Smetch s enthusiasm However if you like a sad story about a poor black kid who falls in love with his Jewish best friend along with a whole lot of sorrow in both of their family lives then by all means this book will be perfect for you

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characters Finlater review Finlater 103 download ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ä Shawn Stewart Ruff Orhood skin color and opportunity yet neither boy has ever had a friend like the oth It may be very difficult to find this book When I did a search for it I found it in another state This book of a black male from the ghetto and his relationship with a Jewish boy from a better part of town although they attend the same school is powerful and in some ways possibly groundbreaking Written by a well published gay black man this book has heart sorrow anger grief and will pull a number of other emotions from the readerFinlater is the name of the section of town that Cliffy lives i or at least the way the people who live there pronounce the name It was built by the WPA for poor white people but the population has changed When cliffy makes friends with Noah Baumgarten their friends and people on the street attack them in many ways When the boys develop a love relationship with both of their dysfunctional families pulling on them the world seems to escalate their trialsThis novel took my heart and wrung it dry I do believe that YAs would benefit from this book although I doubt the number who could possibly endure the plot line While the writing is superb the proofreading of this book is downright horrid

  • Paperback
  • 292
  • Finlater
  • Shawn Stewart Ruff
  • English
  • 27 August 2019
  • 9781604023954