The Zigzag Kid

A Novel

David Grossman; Translated by Betsy Rosenberg

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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David Grossman's classic novels See Under: Love and The Book of Intimate Grammar, earned him international acclaim as an author of childhood. The Zig Zag Kid is written in a more optimistic vein, and recounts thirteen-year-old Nonny Feuerberg’s picturesque journey into adulthood. As Nonny’s Bar Mitzvah year trip turns into an amazing adventure, he not only finds himself befriending a notorious criminal, and a great actress, but confronts the great mystery of his own identity.

With wit and humor, The Zig Zag Kid is a novel that explores the most fundamental questions of good and evil and speaks directly to both adults and teenagers.

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The ZigZag Kid
1The whistle blew and the train pulled out of the station. There was a boy at one of the compartment windows watching a man and a woman wave to him from the platform. The man waved one hand in a shy little farewell. The woman waved both hands plus a large red scarf. The man was his father, and the woman was Gabriella, a.k.a. Gabi. The man was wearing a police uniform because he was a policeman. The woman wore a black dress because black is slimming. Vertical stripes are also slimming, but if you really want to look slim, she used to joke, stand close to someone even fatter than

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The Zigzag Kid
A Novel
David Grossman; Translated by Betsy Rosenberg

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
August 2003
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466803763
ISBN10: 1466803762
320 pages
$7.99

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Picador
August 2003
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ISBN: 9780312420994
ISBN10: 0312420994
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
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