The car thief

  • 370 Pages
  • 4.11 MB
  • English
Heinemann , London
Statement(by) Theodore Weesner.
The Physical Object
Pagination(5),370p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15040080M
ISBN 100434845353

The Car Thief, republished as an eBook in by Astor & Blue and now available in paperback also, was Theodore Weesner’s first novel, originally published by Random House in Cited by: 1. Do you know The Car Thief The car thief book the top billing on the Campaign for Youth Justice's Summer Reading List.

It's listed along with 13 other books on criminal justice /5. His first novel, ‘The Car Thief’ was published in after excerpts had appeared in ‘The New Yorker’, ‘Esquire’ and ‘The Atlantic Monthly’.

It was a coming-of-age tale that critics found ‘original, perspicacious and tender’.Author: Theodore Weesner.

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About The Book Originally published to enormous acclaim, The Car Thief is an extraordinary tale of the heart. At the age of sixteen, Alex Housman has just stolen his fourteenth car. His parents are divorced and he lives with his father, an alcoholic who keeps a pint in. Debut novelist, Vicki Reed, relies on decades spent working in the field to craft this inspiring story of loss and redemption.

A powerful novel that shows how the transformative power of friendship, kindness, and love can heal the deepest wounds. Debut novel from V.

Reed available now on Amazon (Paperback & Kindle eBook editions). The Car Thief is filled with memorable characters, who illustrate the difference that caring adults can make in the life and future of a child. And in so doing, enrich their own The car thief book as well. This book is sure to touch readers' hearts.

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In this exhaustive volume, you'll find recipes for. Although the car-thief initially appears to be a “good Samaritan” when he drives the first blind man home at the beginning of the book, he turns out to be an opportunistic criminal: after dropping off the first blind man, he drives off in the man’s car.

However, he soon starts feeling a creeping sense of fear and then, as soon as he pulls over in the stolen car to take a walk, he. The car thief. After the first blind man was struck blind in traffic, a car thief brought him home and, subsequently stole his car.

Soon after he went blind, the car thief and the first blind man re-encounter one another in the quarantine, where they soon come to blows. The Car Thief by Theodore Weesner was first published in by Random House and has had a sporadic republishing history.

It was republished in by Vintage and again in by Grove Press. It’s newest incarnation in eBook format by Astor + Blue will ensure this literary gem reaches the wide audience it by: 1. About V. Reed Vicki Reed lives in the heart of Bluegrass Country, Lexington, Kentucky, and has combined her passion for horses, nature, and kids in trouble to create her debut novel THE CAR THIEF.

“The Car Thief is a poignant and beautiful written novel, so true and so excruciatingly painful that one can’t read it without feeling the knife’s cruel blade in the heart.” —Margaret Manning, The Boston Globe “A simply marvelous novel.

Alex (the protagonist) emerges from it as a kind of blue-collar Holden Caulfield.” —Kansas. "The Car Thief" is essentially about the outcry of a teenage son, in reaction to the behavior of his alcoholic and ever working father.

But, by no means, is it simply just a novel about that. It is a supremely written "coming of age" narrative, that beautifully explores human frailty, the fragility of the human psyche, and the tender undoing of /5(9). I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. The Car Thief by Theodore Weesner Published: by Astor and Blue Genres: Fiction (General) Pages: Format: eARC Source: the publisher Buy on Amazon View on Goodreads.

In Theodore Weesner published his novel The Car Thief to acclaim as a coming of age novel for his character, Alex Housman, the 16 year old protagonist.

Like Raymond Carver, Weesner’s language, simple, stark, and powerful frames a story that deeply explores the lack of language that Alex has at hand to deal with a mother who took his brother and abandoned him and his alcoholic father.

The Car Thief sounds interesting, but honestly I'm not really into dense sorts of books lately. ALTHOUGH the bits about Alex changing so much and developing as a character sound good, I just don't think this is a me sort of book.

I did like your review though and if I was into dense right now I'd. The Car Thief by Theodore Weesner. Publishers offer to send me books every single week since I have this great platform in which to share them with you.

This story sounded like it would be right up my alley. I love literary fiction and I like classics. This one seemed like it combined both of those.

I have to admit that I trudged my way through. Oprah’s Book Club The Car Thief. Theodore Weesner. $; $; Publisher Description. In “one of the great coming-of-age novels of the twentieth century,” an estranged father and son struggle to get by in s Michigan (New York Times–bestselling author Jennifer Haigh).

My Review: The whole process of reading and reviewing this book came about in a completely different way. I am used to getting author requests, but this is the first time I've been approached by a publicist. Serena Ainesly, head publicist for Blue Dot Literary, asked me a couple months back if I would be interested in reading and reviewing The Car Thief by Theodore Weesner.

The car thief is Alex Housman. He is sixteen and he steals cars because he cannot help himself. His parents are divorced and his father is an alcoholic.

After being sent to a detention home, we are left wondering what will happen to him next. Adolescence. “The Car Thief,” published in after excerpts had appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire and The Atlantic Monthly, was a coming-of-age tale.

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Get this from a library. The car thief. [Theodore Weesner] -- Acclaimed as "one of the best coming-of-age novels of the twentieth century," Theodore Weesner's modern American classic is now re-launched for a new generation of readers to discover.

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About ten minutes later, a police car stopped outside the shop. A policewoman got out and asked Samantha some questions about the incident.

She asked her to give a description of the car and the thief. Samantha said that the car was a dark blue Ford Focus with the registration number TR03 RMN8. As part of a plea agreement, a car thief told Hinch that he and his crew would walk through a nice-looking neighborhood at night, checking for unlocked cars.

About one out of six unlocked cars. Read "The Car Thief" by Theodore Weesner available from Rakuten Kobo. In “one of the great coming-of-age novels of the twentieth century,” an estranged father and son struggle to get by in 1 Brand: House of Stratus.

Book Review: The Car Thief by Theodore Weesner Theodore Weesner has penned a modern day classic. The Car Thief will grab you from chapter one and not let go. It's the story of a divorced dad and his teenage son, struggling to live their lives in Flint, Michigan.

The father works the night shift at the local Chevy plant and copes with life by. Twinsburg Police Chief Christopher Noga released a statement on Facebook after his city was one of many suburbs in the Greater Cleveland area that has become a recent target of car thefts.1 day ago  Coventry News Violent car thief rams police cars - then steals two more vehicles while on bail He was 17 at the time Teenager 'stabbed through the heart by girlfriend' Courts "She killed him.

Nov. 20, — -- intro: Every 43 seconds, a car is stolen in the United States, which is close to a million vehicles per year.

Former car thief Steve Fuller was himself convicted six times for.