A recently-widowed lawyer receives an invitation to a college reunion, but deciding whether or not to attend is more difficult than he can imagine.When David Justin first receives an invitation to the fortieth reunion of his college class, his initial reaction is "sure; why not?" But he is conflicted by the agonizing imagery of his wife's recent death in an automobile accident (for which he holds himself responsible). To compound matters, there are other memories, and slowly he is forced to recall another unfulfilled relationship, albeit many years ago and forgotten - that is, until now.Escaping Innocence is an evocative examination of the journey from adolescence to adulthood set in the magical decade of The Sixties. In it you'll meet David Justin, an Italian-Catholic, height-challenged youth, desperately trying to escape the bonds of sexual repression and adolescent innocence that we all experienced in our youth. Filled with a cast of universal characters and experiences, Escaping Innocence is at once poignant and hilarious, and guaranteed to touch every emotional chord you possess. It's a perfect young adult novel that's also well suited for older readers, especially those who were part of that "Sixties Generation."
Number Of Pages: 506
Published: 30th December 2008
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19 x 2.87
Weight (kg): 0.74
Edition Type: Large type / large print