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A Memoir of Seventh Grade

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A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip

A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip

A Memoir of Seventh Grade

Audio CD

04/15/2014

5 Audio CD

367 minutes

9781629236322

Audio Library Digital

04/15/2014

367 minutes

9781629236346

Audio Retail Digital

04/15/2014

367 minutes

9781629236353

Audio MP3 CD

04/15/2014

1 Audio MP3 CD

367 minutes

9781629236360

Playaway

04/15/2014

367 minutes

9781629236377

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A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip follows twelve-year-old Kevin Brockmeier over the course of a single school year as he sets out in search of himself: losing old friends and gaining new ones, happening into his first kiss, writing plays and stories, dressing as Dolly Parton for Halloween, booby-trapping his lunch to deter a thief. With the same deep feeling and oddly dreamlike precision that are the hallmarks of his fiction, Brockmeier now explores the dream of his own past, recovering the person he used to be, the friends he had, the hopes he nurtured, the doubts he hid, the secrets he kept, the books he read - everything that was once his life.

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A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip is 1) a truly stunning hybrid - a memoir told with the imaginative vibrancy and the uncanny precision of the best fiction; 2) a coming-of-age story that feels absolutely universal, even as Mr. Brockmeier's retrospective eye is grass-blade-precise about his own particulars; 3) hilarious; 4) devastating; 5) awesome-beyond-all-adjectives. If you are already a Kevin Brockmeier fan, this book will floor you, and flood you with a torrent of your own memories from the terrifying, electric threshold between childhood and adulthood. If you're new to his work, this is a phenomenal place to start., Karen Russell, , bestselling Author of Swamplandia!

In A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip, Brockmeier - surely one of our great writers - has captured perfectly that hinge-creak, aching moment in adolescence when you are alive to everything, but comprehend very little of it - when the joy of figuring out who and what you are collides with the dawning of shame and embarrassment and self-consciousness. When there is a lot of feeling, but very little understanding. In other words: 7th grade. Here that particular year is rendered in such lovingly vivid detail - the year is so perfectly remembered - you feel, after reading it, that the memory in fact belongs to you. I loved it., Ethan Rutherford, , Author of The Peripatetic Coffin

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