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Rocks in the belly


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Published 11 years, 11 months ago




11 years, 11 months ago at Apr 27 5:31
Jon Bauer's "Rocks in the belly" is disturbing yet beautifuly written. He has gone to great lengths to develop his characters and bring them to life for the reader. The book is written in two voices, that of Jim as both a young boy and a 28yr man. Young Jim hides beetroot in his underpants, gets locked in the chest freezer, disfigures his transformer, often takes one of the nine lives away from th... read more
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Description: How far can you push a child before he snaps? Rocks in the Belly tells the story of an eight-year-old boy and the adult he becomes. When he is young his mother fosters boys, despite the jealous turmoil it arouses in her son: jealousy that reaches unmanageable proportions when she fosters Robert, a child she can't help bonding with. As the connection between them grows, the son's envy triggers an event that profoundly changes everyone. Especially Robert. At twenty-eight, still haunted by his childhood, the son returns to face his mother, who is now chronically ill. He hasn't forgiven her for what happened to Robert, and yet she i ... (more)
Manufacturer: Scribe
ISBN-10 : 1921640677 | ISBN-13: 9781921640674
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