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 Topic: Please check out my debut novel, Clay's Way

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Joined: 03 Jul 2004
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Physical Location: Los Angeles

Posted: 3 Jul 2004, 6:17 pm    Post subject: Please check out my debut novel, Clay's Way Reply with quote

Please buy my debut novel. Here is a description of the novel:

Clay’s Way
Release date: July 2004 • 256 pages • Softcover • 1-55583-819-7

For 15-year-old Sam, his middle-class suburban life feels like a prison. A wanna-be punk rocker who writes bad haiku poetry, Sam is fed up with his parents, his geeky best friend, and not being able to do the coolest tricks on his skateboard. Then he meets Clay. Mistaking lust for fate, Sam becomes obsessed with the 17-year-old surfer, whose hippie upbringing has given him an easy-going sense of cool that masks an internal conflict even deeper than Sam's. Directing all of his furious energy toward winning Clay's heart, Sam begins a reckless odyssey to become everything Clay seems to be, whether he knows what that is or not. Through hurricanes, car accidents, teenage parties, and monster waves they ricochet off each other until, on a remote beach, in the flickering light of torches and campfires, the violence and tumult of Clay's search for identity propels him, with desperately confused Sam in his wake, through the hardest decisions and obstacles of their young lives. Set against the dazzling backdrop of Hawaii's Oahu and Kauai islands, Clay's Way seethes with the energy and the hormonally charged nihilism of its characters. Twenty-four-year-old first-time novelist Blair Mastbaum has written a startlingly authentic account of 21st-century teens, careening toward adulthood, devoid of guidance, fueled by alcohol and rage, and desperately searching for a crack in the wall of the banality that surrounds them.

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Joined: 24 Jun 2005
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Physical Location: Texas

Posted: 25 Jun 2005, 4:41 am    Post subject: Clay's Way Reply with quote

Already bought the book for my YA library collection.
Great book btw... response from my students has been quite favorable.
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