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Lawn Boy (Large Print / Library Binding)
I like Mike! Jonathan Evison's 2018 release is a winning take on a modern Everyman — young, underemployed, uncertain, and on the wrong end of the stick on a wickedly recognizable Bainbridge Island. Mike, who mows lawns and dreams of topiary, will charm. His story will discomfort you, but it is well worth the read!— Victoria
April 2018 Indie Next List
“Mike Munoz is a broke, unemployed, sexually confused 22-year-old Chicano man living in Washington State, just trying to find the right path to his American dream. One setback after another is laid in front of him, and Mike wonders if he will ever make the leap from survival mode to working toward his goals. I loved this book for the sincere, engaging way the author addresses the issues of class distinction and cultural discrimination, and Mike is such a funny, tenacious, lovable human that you can't help but ache for his disappointments and cheer for his victories. I hope everyone reads this inspiring novel.”
— Cassie Clemans, Roundabout Books, Bend, OR
For Mike Mu oz, a young Chicano living in Washington State, life has been a whole lot of waiting for something to happen. Years out of high school and still doing menial work, just fired from his latest gig as a lawn boy on a landscaping crew, he knows that he's got to shake things up if he's ever going to change his life. But how? This funny, angry, touching, and inspiring novel takes us into the heart and mind of a young man on a journey to discover himself.