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The Car Thief

Theodore Weesner


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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (8/14/2013)
Paperback (1/1/2013)
Compact Disc (8/15/2013)
MP3 CD (8/15/2013)
Compact Disc (8/15/2013)


Hailed by The Boston Globe as so poignant and beautifully written, so true and painful, that one can't read it without feeling the knife's cruel blade in the heart, The Car Thief was first published to enormous popularity, and sold over half a million copies. Alex Housman is a kid who at the age of sixteen has had fourteen cars, harbors many hurts, and seems to fade into his environment while raging inside. His father is an alcoholic, losing his grip on life even as he wants the best for his son. The Car Thief explores the love Alex and his father share, in a tremendously poignant story that is filled with unusual triumphs.

Grove Press, 9780802137630, 384pp.

Publication Date: February 7, 2001