Little Chicago

By Adam Rapp; Adam Rapp
(Front Street, Hardcover, 9781886910720, 255pp.)

Publication Date: March 1998

Shop Local
Enter your zip code below to find indies closest to you.


Eleven-year-old Blacky Brown reveals to Chicago's Children's Services that he has been sexually abused by his mother's boyfriend and is released into his mother's custody. Thus begins an alternately harrowing and hopeful story of a brave boy's attempts to come to grips with a grim reality. Blacky is helped at first by a classmate, Mary Jane, who has also been ostracized, and then by the gun that he buys easily from his sister's boyfriend.
Indie Bookstore Finder

Update Profile