The Bully of Brantley, PA

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The Bully of Brantley, PA

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William Grattan (author)

9.12.19 (release date)

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“I thought Robert was your friend.” So says Principal Sister Mary Catherine to Michael Novacek. Michael has just failed to intervene in a fight that has left Robert Petrich battered by one of the school bullies. Ashamed of his conduct, Michael embarks on an exploration of what it means to be a (young) man. It’s 1968, the year of Vietnam, assassinations, and political turmoil in America. While coping with the vicissitudes of adolescence — a weight problem, a first crush, the pressures of team sports, and the demands of friendship — 13-year-old Michael is forced to confront the world of adulthood in profound ways — his grandfather’s heart attack; his overbearing father’s win-at-all-costs campaign for mayor; his mother’s gradual withdrawal from the family; and his uncle’s growing depression.