The Buddy System

By: Hoffman, Michael

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[trace of exterior wear to book; jacket folded onto book slightly off-center, wrinkling at top of rear flap, no tears or chips]. "Nobody but Buddy Solloway, the disaffected, flip, ironic, and blackly funny hero of Michael Hoffman's first novel, could cram so much into one summer -- the summer between high school and college. He manages to get into trouble with the black gang that hangs around the neighborhood drugstore where he works; to have a fling with a friend's mother who then kills herslef; and, when he rejects his parents and their middle-class lives, to fall completely out of the net of safety. During all this Buddy is dating his sister's best friend and this leads to a sexual encounter that, less deftly handled, would seem shocking, even to glutted readers today."

Title: The Buddy System

Author: Hoffman, Michael

Illustrator: Illustrated by (dj) Charles Raymond

Categories: Fiction: Modern Lit, Fiction: Modern Literature,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart & Winston: (c.1971)

ISBN Number: 0-03-085994-6

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj

Seller ID: 2109

Keywords: Sixties Racism Sexuality Youth African-american