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Ellis is fourteen. His parents have split up - Mom's gone New Age in Tucson with some asshole abstract artist; and Dad - Fucker Frank, is sporting nerdy glasses and retailing Mexican knick-knacks to Washington wannabes. Ellis is about to start at a squaresville boarding-school. It's your standard dysfunctional family thing. Except that Ellis has been hitting the bong since he was eleven, has a goat-man for a guru, and a weed-wisdom beyond his years. "Goats" is an extra-mellow coming-of-age tale - quirky, touching and very funny. It's about growing up and getting your shit together.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 20mm | 222.26g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747553610
  • 9780747553618
  • 1,210,787

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'A sly and wonderful novel ... Poirier fights deliberately shy of delivering a familiar coming-of-age story. Instead, Ellis and Goat Man's journey turns out to be as comically tricky as every other subtly sketched event and relationship' The Times 'Poirier is as on the ball as Salinger, as clued in as Hunter S. Thompson, and acutely tuned to right her, right now' Scotsman
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About Mark Poirier

Mark Poirier was born and grew up in Arizona, the fifth of eleven children. He studied at the Iowa Writer's Workshop and received a Michener Fellowship. He is the author of Naked Pueblo, Unsung Heroes of American Industry and Modern Ranch Living, all also published by Bloomsbury.
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321 ratings
3.74 out of 5 stars
5 21% (68)
4 44% (142)
3 24% (78)
2 8% (26)
1 2% (7)
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