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Hoppergrass

Chris Carlton Brown

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

It is 1969, and Bowser has arrived at The Hill, an institution for delinquent teenage boys. No one is doing much to protect the boys who find themselves there, but Bowser doesn’t expect to stay long. He thinks he might be crazy (and others agree), so he’ll probably be off to the nuthouse soon.

When one of the boys is killed in an accident and it looks like Bowser’s friend Nose is going to be made a scapegoat for the death, it’s up to Bowser, crazy or not, to stand up for the truth.

With language that combines the gritty and the truly graceful, Chris Carlton Brown’s debut novel is heartbreaking and unforgettable.

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Praise for Hoppergrass

Praise for HOPPERGRASS:

"Bowser's voice rings true as a troubled boy looking for a change of luck and scenery...Readers will not be bored by Bowser's tale."--USA Today

"Solid and serious yet invitingly readable, this will suck kids into Bowser's world, and they'll be rooting for him to defeat both his enemies and his own demons."--BCCB

"If Mark Twain had written a murder mystery set in an interracial reform school in Virginia, in the late 1960s, Hoppergrass would be it."--William Gibson, author of Neuromancer and Pattern Recognition

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Chris Carlton Brown

  • CHRIS CARLTON BROWN was a reporter at the Richmond News Leader, built a business career in East Asia, and currently teaches reading to children with learning disabilities. He lives in Richmond, Virginia.
  • Chris Carlton Brown
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Hoppergrass

Chris Carlton Brown

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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