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Winter 2019 PGC Master Catalogue

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Buffalo
By (author): Ellery Washington
9781939547453 Hardcover, Paper over boards English Juvenile JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Friendship Apr 11, 2019
$25.50 CAD
No longer our product 5.5 x 7.5 x 0 in 300 pages Creston Books
In the weeks following his father’s disappearance in northern Afghanistan, Trey Jackson finds himself feeling more adrift than ever before, the feeling made worse by the fact that his mother has decided—without really consulting him at all—to rent out their home (his room included) in San Diego, in order to spend the summer in Albuquerque, “nowheresville” New Mexico. They’re needed, she told him, to help take care of his aging great uncle Grayson who’s recently suffered adebilitating stroke ... Told through the alternating perspectives of 13 year-old Trey, his mother Meredith, his great uncle Grayson, his newfound friend and neighbor Gonzo, and a centuries-old Minotaur, Buffalo is the story of four generations of African American men fighting in American wars. Dating back to the American Indian Wars, the story turns on the family’s complex military legacy, its toll on their present-day life, and the powerful role the imagination, particularly Uncle Grayson’s, plays in helping Trey come to terms with his father’s absence and the painful uncertainty it provokes.

Ellery Washington's short stories, essays, and book reviews have appeared in the New York Times, The International Review, and numerous literary anthologies. Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he has spent ten years living in Europe, working as a script consultant for international film companies and, for two of those years, teaching at a French public middle and high school. He is currently an associate professor of creative writing at the Pratt Institute.

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