Life is Funny
From the outside, they're simply a group of urban teenagers. But from the inside, they're some of the most complex people you'll ever meet. There's Eric, fiercely protective of his brother Mickey-but he has a secret that holds together his past and future. Sonia, struggling to live the life of a good Muslim girl in a foreign America. Gingerbread and Keisha, who fall in love despite themselves. Life Is Funny strips away the defenses of one group of teenagers living today, right now-and shows their unbearably real lives. "First novelist Frank breaks new ground with a realistic, lyrical novel about eleven teens in Brooklyn now . . . Their talk is painful, rough, sexy, funny, fearful, furious, gentle. Each chapter, each vignette within a chapter, builds to its own climax, and the stories weave together to surprise you." (Booklist, starred review) "An astounding first effort." (Kirkus Reviews, pointer review)
- Paperback | 272 pages
- 139.19 x 215.14 x 18.29mm | 267.62g
- 15 Apr 2002
- Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd
- Penguin Books India
- New Delhi, India
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About E. R. Frank
E. R. Frank is an author, psychotherapist, and social worker. A native of Richmond, Virginia, Frank attended Vassar College, Hunter Graduate School of Social Work, and New York's Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. She is the author of five novels: Life Is Funny, Dime, America, Wrecked, and Friction. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and two children.