In the Cherry Tree

A Novel

Dan Pope

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With a wholly original voice, this stunning debut novel captures the overwhelming transformation from childhood to adolescence

An ordinary suburban Connecticut summer in the seventies is the stage for the miraculous world of Timmy. Twelve years old and full of boundless curiosity, Timmy lives an ever-expanding life of record collections (of which Elton John is king), neighborhood bullies (of whom Franky DiLorenzo rules), best friends, and the darker, more lasting secrets of family. Over the course of the summer, Timmy will kill a frog, lose his baseball-card collection, alienate a friend, and witness his parents’ separation. An intruder will hide in his treehouse; his mother will threaten divorce; his father will move out and back in. Timmy’s childhood will end and his adolescence begin.

One of the most remarkable child narrators to come along in recent years, Timmy is the achievement of a stunning new voice in American fiction. In the Cherry Tree is an addictively clever and appealing novel of our universal coming of age.

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Dan Pope

Dan Pope is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Portions of In the Cherry Tree appeared in McSweeney’s, while other fiction has appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Shenandoah, and The Iowa Review. He currently lives in Hartford, Connecticut.

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In the Cherry Tree
A Novel
Dan Pope

e-Book Agency

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Picador
September 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466854178
ISBN10: 1466854170
272 pages
$9.99

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Picador
October 2003
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312422363
ISBN10: 0312422369
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 272 pages
$18.00
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