The Orange Houses

By Paul Griffin
(Dial, Hardcover, 9780803733466, 160pp.)

Publication Date: June 11, 2009

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Description

Meet Tamika Sykes?Mik to her friends (if she had any). She?s hearing impaired and way too smart for her West Bronx high school. She copes by reading lips and selling homework answers, and looks forward to the time each day when she can be alone in her room drawing. She?s a tough girl who never gets close to anyone, until she meets Fatima, a teenage refugee who sells newspapers on Mik?s block. Both Mik and Fatima unite in their efforts to befriend Jimmi, a homeless vet who is shunned by the rest of the community.

The events that follow when these three outcasts converge will break open their close-knit community and change the lives of those living in the Orange Houses in explosive and unexpected ways.




About the Author

Paul Griffin lives with his wife and dogs in New York City, just across the river from Mik's neighborhood.

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