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ISBN: 9780307455161
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Published: Anchor - June 15th, 2010

While being a black kid who spends his school year in a white private school in Manhattan and his summers in a mostly black resort community in Sag Harbor is not really even close to the reality of my teen years, the fact that I was the exact same age (15 years old) as the narrator in 1985 (the year the book is set) certainly helped my appreciation of this book. But overall, Colson Whitehead finds the universal in his, admittedly, autobiographical childhood experience.