Goodbye, Rudy Kazoody

September 21, 2016|
Goodbye, Rudy Kazoody by A.A. Freda
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Who is the mysterious Rudy Kazoody, and what, if anything, did he have to do with the events that occurred to a group of teenagers during one fateful summer in New York City's Bronx neighborhood in the early 1960s?

Growing up is difficult enough. But when you're a recent immigrant arriving in a country that is going through its own coming-of-age process, fueled by rock 'n' roll, the Civil Rights movement, the Vietnam War, free love, the pill, LSD, and the Cold War, it's downright confusing, and for some-lethal.

With the various upheavals shaking America to its core, Joey, whose family emigrated to the Bronx from Italy's Apennine Mountains, struggles to retain his innocent, optimistic outlook on life as he and the other young teenagers on Arthur Avenue-virtually all of whom also come from immigrant, working-class families-try to find their place in this new order.

From the euphoria of first love to the despair of dashed dreams and betrayal, Joey emerges from the summer sadder but wiser in this romantic, mysterious, and nostalgic tale. Behind it all lurks the mysterious Rudy Kazoody, an enigma that Joey feels he must solve or else remain forever just outside the inner circle of life and love....
Like many of the characters in his novel, A A Freda arrived in America as an immigrant and grew up in the same Bronx neighborhood in which the events of Rudy Kazoody take place. His book is an exploration of the emotions and experiences that he and many of his fellow teenagers experienced as they came of age in the tumultuous 1960s nei...
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Title:Goodbye, Rudy Kazoody
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:318 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.67 in
Shipping dimensions:318 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.67 in
Published:September 21, 2016
Publisher:FriesenPress
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781460292433

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