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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date January 1, 2005
Pages 242
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780743262736
ISBN-10 0743262735
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.76 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $22.00
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
The growing daughter of a father who is unable to ignore nagging doubts about their seemingly idyllic world accompanies him into inner-city Cleveland, compares her perceptions of success with the harsh realities of the everyday working poor, and considers the moral dichotomy of having material comforts in an unbalanced world. A first novel. 35,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: "When we were rich, we had no real use for the Easter Bunny." With trademark elegance and wit, Boyce Parkman, the young narrator of Terry Reed's smart, sexy novel, "The Full Cleveland," begins the story that follows a privileged Shaker Heights family's dramatic reversal of fortune -- and an American girl's unforgettable coming-of-age. Bright, athletic, charming, the five Parkman children appear to be living the American dream in a beautiful house in a beautiful neighborhood. But as Boyce is transformed from a precocious ten-year-old into a passionate, idealistic young woman, she comes to see the dream as an illusion. Part of the problem is her parents. Dad, the Protestant, seems intent on nurturing his children with the noble ideals of an obsolete generation. He wants them to see great works of art and to witness the realities of life on the other side of the tracks, in the slums of inner-city Cleveland. Mother, the Catholic, is hell-bent on having her kids achieve something in life, and her method is to make them pray for it. Add the confusing influences of teenage life in a charmed world -- the gorgeous girls, the beautiful boys, the sudden friend: school genius, scholarship student, and bus driver's daughter. Finally Boyce has to find her own philosophical path through the turmoil of her adolescence and the unraveling of her family's fortunes. Her first real love, her first defiant act, her first glimpse of a universe outside her own all mark her as she navigates her way through comic detours and unexpected turns of fate.Here is an original voice that dazzles and delights, a heroine both fierce-hearted and funny, who sets out to find the true meaning of success. In theend, the fortune lost is seamlessly linked with childhood's passing, becoming a deft metaphor for the journey of everyman, and every girl. "The Full Cleveland" takes its place on the short shelf of great coming-of-age fiction.

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Hardcover
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from Simon & Schuster (January 1, 2005)
9780743262736 | details & prices | 242 pages | 6.00 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.76 lbs | List price $22.00
About: Boyce Parkman accompanies her father into inner-city Cleveland, compares her perceptions of success with the harsh realities of the working poor, and considers the moral dichotomy of having material comforts in an unbalanced world.
Paperback
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from Simon & Schuster (July 27, 2007)
9780743262743 | details & prices | 242 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $17.95
About: "When we were rich, we had no real use for the Easter Bunny.

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