Guy in Real Life
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Guy in Real Life

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From the acclaimed author of Brooklyn, Burning comes Guy in Real Life, an achingly real and profoundly moving love story about two teens that National Book Award-finalist Sara Zarr has called "wholly original and instantly classic."

It is Labor Day weekend in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and boy and girl collide on a dark street at two thirty in the morning: Lesh, who wears black, listens to metal, and plays MMOs; Svetlana, who embroiders her skirts, listens to Bjork and Berlioz, and dungeon masters her own RPG. They should pick themselves up, continue on their way, and never talk to each other again.

But they don't.

This is a story of the roles we all play--at school, at home, online, and with our friends--and the one person who might be able to show us who we are underneath it all.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 386 pages
  • 152.4 x 215.9 x 33.02mm | 476.27g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062266837
  • 9780062266835
  • 410,532

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It is Labor Day weekend in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and boy and girl collide on a dark street at two thirty in the morning. Lesh, who wears black, listens to metal, and plays MMOs; Svetlana, who embroiders her skirts, listens to Bjork and Berlioz, and dungeon masters her own RPG. They should pick themselves up, continue on their way, and never talk to each other again.

But they don't.

This is a story of two people who do not belong in each other's lives, who find each other at a time when they desperately need someone who doesn't belong in their lives. A story of those moments when we act like people we aren't in order to figure out who we are. A story of the roles we all play--at school, at home, with our friends, and without our friends--and the one person who might be able to show us who we are underneath it all.
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Review quote

An idiosyncratic romance that offers plenty of cultural food for thought. --Publishers Weekly"
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Rating details

3,612 ratings
3.41 out of 5 stars
5 20% (735)
4 27% (976)
3 32% (1,170)
2 15% (533)
1 5% (198)
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