Sleepaway School: Stories from a Boy's Life: A Memoir

Sleepaway School: Stories from a Boy's Life: A Memoir

Lee Stringer


Like his brother prior to him, Stringer used to be surrendered to foster care, presently after start, through his unwed and underemployed mother—a universal perform for single girls in mid-century the USA. much less universal was once that she lower back six years later to reclaim her young children. instead of resulting in a cheerful finishing, notwithstanding, this is often the place Stringer's tale starts off. The conflict of being terrible and black in an prosperous, principally white manhattan suburb starts to foment ache and rage which erupts, often, whilst he's in school. One violent episode ends up in his expulsion from the 6th grade and his next three-year stint at Hawthorne, the "sleepaway tuition" of the title.

What follows is an intensely own, American trip: a common tale of formative years the place formative years universals are absent. We adventure how a toddler models his lifestyles out of the fabrics given to him, even if threadbare. it is a "boy-meets-world" tale, the chronicle of 1 child’s fight just to be.

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