All About Lulu

By Jonathan Evison
(Soft Skull Press, Paperback, 9781593761967, 344pp.)

Publication Date: June 2008

Other Editions of This Title: Compact Disc

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Fall '08/Winter '09 Reading Group List
“Written with poignant humor, this story about growing up and self-discovery gives us a cast of crazy and endearing characters. This book is not to be missed!”
-- Jan Healy, Eagle Harbor Book Company, Bainbridge Island, WA


Description

Weakness has always been a concern for William Miller: growing up vegetarian in a family of bodybuilders will do that to a person. But William is further weakened by the death of his mother, the arrival of a new step-mother, and his irrepressible crush on his new step-sister, Lulu. As Lulu faces down her own challenges, William watches his life shift into tumult and despair. Once Lulu departs for college, Will goes into the world to find himself — discovering Western philosophy, a cruel dating world, enduring friendship, and, ultimately, his true calling. Emboldened by his turn as a late-night radio personality, Will rescues himself from the self-image of weakness he'd long wished to escape. This debut novel explores the fundamental difference between where we come from — and the endless possibilities of where we may go.

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