Lawn Boy
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Algonquin Books, 2018.
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9781616208257
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Jonathan Evison., & Jonathan Evison|AUTHOR. (2018). Lawn Boy . Algonquin Books.

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Jonathan Evison and Jonathan Evison|AUTHOR. 2018. Lawn Boy. Algonquin Books.

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Jonathan Evison and Jonathan Evison|AUTHOR. Lawn Boy Algonquin Books, 2018.

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Jonathan Evison, and Jonathan Evison|AUTHOR. Lawn Boy Algonquin Books, 2018.

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"Mike Muñoz Is a Holden Caulfield for a New Millennium--a '10th-generation peasant with a Mexican last name, raised by a single mom on an Indian reservation' . . . Evison, as in his previous four novels, has a light touch and humorously guides the reader, this time through the minefield that is working-class America." --The New York Times Book ReviewFor Mike Muñoz, life has been a whole lot of waiting for something to happen. Not too many years out of high school and still doing menial work--and just fired from his latest gig as a lawn boy on a landscaping crew--he's smart enough to know that he's got to be the one to shake things up if he's ever going to change his life. But how? He's not qualified for much of anything. He has no particular talents, although he is stellar at handling a lawn mower and wielding clipping shears. But now that career seems to be behind him. So what's next for Mike Muñoz?In this funny, biting, touching, and ultimately inspiring novel, bestselling author Jonathan Evison takes the reader into the heart and mind of a young man determined to achieve the American dream of happiness and prosperity--who just so happens to find himself along the way. Jonathan Evison is the author of the novels All About Lulu, West of Here, The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!, Lawn Boy, and Legends of the North Cascades. He lives with his wife and family in Washington State. A 2018 Booklist Editors' Choice Pick



 "Mike Muñoz is a Holden Caulfield for a new millennium."

-The New York Times Book Review



 "Jonathan Evison takes a battering ram to stereotypes about race and class in his fifth novel, Lawn Boy . . . full of humor and lots of hope . . .  Evison has written an effervescent novel of hope that can enlighten everyone."

-Washington Post

  

 "Irresistible . . . funny, honest and real."

-Seattle Times



 "Evison meticulously evokes a richly detailed marginalized world . . . moving, evocative and beautifully written."

-The Providence Sunday Journal



 "Moving . . . Evison convincingly evokes the small disasters and humiliations that beset America's working poor. Mike's gradual growth into self-awareness is punctuated by moments of human kindness and grace that transpire in and among broken-down trucks, trailer parks, and strip malls. Focusing on the workers who will only ever be welcome in gated communities as hired help, Evison's quiet novel beautifully considers the deterioration of the American Dream."

-Publishers Weekly, starred review 



 "[A] deeply real portrait of an everyday Joe just trying to find his way. Evison combines humor, honesty, and anger with an insightful commentary on class that's also an effective coming-of-age novel."

 -Library Journal, starred review



 "In his bighearted portrayal of Mike Muñoz, Evison has created an indelible human spirit content to live authentically, which just might prove to be the true American dream."

 -Booklist, starred review



 "Evison brings genuine humor to Mike's trials and tribulations. The writing is razor-sharp, and Evison has an unerring eye for the small details that snap a scene or a character into focus. The first-person narration turns Mike into a living, breathing person, and the reader can't help but get pulled into his worldview."

 -Kirkus Reviews



 "Jonathan Evison's voice is pure magic. He is a consummate world builder; in his unique universe, there is heartbreak and love and tragedy, and-always-laughter. In Lawn Boy, at once a vibrant coming of age novel and a sharp social commentary on class, Evison offers a painfully honest portrait of one young man's struggle to overcome the hand he's been dealt in life and reach for his dreams. It's a journey you won't want to miss, with an ending you won't forget."

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