A thousand steps / T. Jefferson Parker.
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|Barnesville Public Library||PAR (Text)||33500013521471||New||Checked out||02/08/2022|
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- ISBN: 9781250793539
- ISBN: 125079353X
- Physical Description: 358 pages ; 22 cm
- Edition: First Edition.
- Publisher: New York : Forge, Tom Doherty Associates Book, 2022.
"A Thousand Steps is a beguiling thriller, an incisive coming-of-age story, and a vivid portrait of a turbulent time and place by three-time Edgar Award winner and New York Times bestselling author T. Jefferson Parker. Laguna Beach, California, 1968. The Age of Aquarius is in full swing. Timothy Leary is a rock star. LSD is God. Folks from all over are flocking to Laguna, seeking peace, love, and enlightenment. Matt Antony is just trying get by. Matt is sixteen, broke, and never sure where his next meal is coming from. Mom's a stoner, his deadbeat dad is a no-show, his brother's fighting in Nam . . . and his big sister Jazz has just gone missing. The cops figure she's just another runaway hippie chick, enjoying a summer of love, but Matt doesn't believe it. Not after another missing girl turns up dead on the beach. All Matt really wants to do is get his driver's license and ask out the girl he's been crushing on since fourth grade, yet it's up to him to find his sister. But in a town where the cops don't trust the hippies and the hippies don't trust the cops, uncovering what's really happened to Jazz is going to force him to grow up fast. If it's not already too late"-- Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 November #1
It's summer 1968 in Laguna Beach, California, but it's not a groovy time for 16-year-old Matt Anthony. Dad jumped ship years ago, Mom spends her time in a drug haze, Matt's brother is in Vietnam, and his sister, Jazz, has disappeared. He'd like to be getting closer to longtime crush Laurel, or just hanging out at the local head shop, but, instead, he's shouldering the kind of bone-crushing adult responsibilities that are currently prompting droves of Laguna Beach's actual adults to turn on and drop out. First on the list is finding Jazz, who may have become involved with a shady cult and its slithery guru. Then there's keeping food on the table with an early-morning paper route and dodging a crew cut cop who wants Matt to work undercover at the head shop. Yes, this is as much sensitive coming-of-age novel as it is edgy thriller, but there are definitely some noirish-looking clouds on the horizon. Parker juggles his disparate elements superbly, making us wonder if hardworking Matt may one day transform himself into the Dude from The Big Lebowski. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.
<b>T. Jefferson Parker</b> is the author of numerous novels and short stories, the winner of three Edgar Awards (for <i>Silent Joe</i>, <i>California Girl</i>, and the short story "Skinhead Central"), and the recipient of a Los Angeles Times Book Prize for best mystery (<i>Silent Joe</i>). Before becoming a full-time novelist, he was an award-winning reporter. He lives in Fallbrook, California.
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