Kicking the Sky


Kicking the Sky Author Anthony De Sa
ISBN-10 156512927X
ISBN-13 9781565129276
Year 2014-03-25
Pages 336
Language English
Publisher Algonquin Books
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It was 1977 when a shoeshine boy Emanuel Jaques was brutally murdered in Toronto In the aftermath of the crime twelve year old Antonio Rebelo explores his neighborhoods dark garages and labyrinthine back alleys along with his rapscallion friends As the media unravels the truth behind the Shoeshine Boy murder Antonio sees his immigrant family and his Portuguese neighborhood with new eyes becoming aware of the frightening reality that no one is really taking care of him So intent are his parents and his neighbors on keeping the old traditions alive that they act as if they still live in a small village not in a big city that puts their kids in the kind of danger they would not dare imagine Antonio learns about bravery and cowardice life and death and the hearts capacity for love and for cruelty in this stunning novel

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