Kicking the Sky

Kicking the Sky

A Novel

eBook - 2014
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Publisher: Chapel Hill : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781616203931
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Characteristics: 1 online resource

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smc01 Jul 08, 2014

I had mixed feelings about this book. While I admire De Sa's writing very much, I found the subject matter disturbing. I hope this is not the life that an average Portuguese boy experienced growing up in 1970s Toronto. De Sa expertly evokes that time period and details the difficulty of the immigrant experience. Toronto's close-knit Portuguese community is vivid and detailed. But in the end it's hard to believe that a family could go through as much as 12-year-old Antonio's did, and Antonio certainly grows up faster than he should. I didn't find it to be a page turner - in fact, I sort of dreaded what might happen next.

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adeecee
Feb 01, 2014

Excellent book. I thoroughly enjoyed it to the last word. So good I slowed down my reading pace because I didn't want it to finish. One of my books to read again.

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Peter1
Oct 15, 2013

I loved this book--a real page-turner. Highly recommended.

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