The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys by Chris Fuhrman [FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING] 1994
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys by Chris Fuhrman
FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING  THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA PRESS
Hardcover with dust jacket in excellent condition. Like new w. only minor trace wear. Dust jacket now housed in an archival quality protective mylar jacket!
Set in Savannah, Georgia, in the early 1970s, this is a novel of the anarchic joy of youth and encounters with the concerns of early adulthood. Francis Doyle, Tim Sullivan, and their three closest friends are altar boys at Blessed Heart Catholic Church and eighth-grade classmates at the parish school. They are also inveterate pranksters, artistic, and unimpressed by adult authority. When Sodom vs. Gomorrah '74, their collaborative comic book depicting Blessed Heart's nuns and priests gleefully breaking the seventh commandment, falls into the hands of the principal, the boys, certain that their parents will be informed, conspire to create an audacious diversion. Woven into the details of the boys' preparations for the stunt are touching, hilarious renderings of the school day routine and the initiatory rites of male adolescence, from the first serious kiss to the first serious hangover.