American Boy by Larry Watson buy used Used & Rare price $6.93 new from$20.42 shop with confidence SPECIAL SHIPPING CONSIDERATIONS FOR USED & RARE ITEMS. Please see the special considerations for shipping Used & Rare items, including extended delivery times, possible import duties & taxes. Delivered in 3-5 weeks Format: Hardcover Publisher: Milkweed Editions Condition: The following ISBNs are associated with this title: ISBN - 10:1571310789 ISBN - 13:9781571310781 Seller Comments: Ex-Library Book-will contain Library Markings. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Book selection as BIG as Texas. From the Publisher ''Esquire''Top 9 Books of the Year Midwest Booksellers Choice Award Finalist ''Booklist'' Editor''s Choice 2011 Best Book ''Publishers Weekly'' 20 Top Indie Sleeper Hits WBEZ Chicago Top 10 Books of 2011 ''We were exposed to these phenomena in order that we might learn something, but of course the lessons we learn are not always those we are taught . . .'' So begins Matthew Garth''s story of the fall of 1962, when the shooting of a young woman on Thanksgiving Day sets off a chain of unsettling events in Willow Falls, Minnesota. Matthew first sees Louisa Lindahl in Dr. Dunbar''s home office, and at the time her bullet wound makes nearly as strong an impression as her unclothed body. Fueled over the following weeks by his feverish longing for this mysterious woman-as well as by a deep desire for the comfort and affluence that appears to surround the Dunbars-Matthew finds himself drawn into a series of confrontations he never expected, the results of which will change his life irrevocably and give lie to his version of the American dream. Immersive, heartbreaking, and richly evocative of time and place, this long-awaited new novel marks the return of a great American storyteller.