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Rule of the Bone: A Novel

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The story of a homeless, down-and-out teenager called "Bone" whose life dramatically changes when he meets I-man, an exiled Rastafarian; for it marks ... Show synopsis

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  • Rule of the Bone: A Novel (Harper Perennial) – Trade paperback (1996)
    by Russell Banks, Arturo Patten

    Rule of the Bone: A Novel

    Trade paperback, Harper Perennial
    1996
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    400 pages

    ISBN: 0060927240
    ISBN-13: 9780060927240

    When we first meet him, Chappie is a punked-out teenager living with his mother and abusive stepfather in an upstate New York trailer park. During this time, he slips into drugs and petty crime. Rejected by his parents, out of school and in trouble with the police, he claims for himself a new identity as a permanent outsider; he gets a crossed-bones tattoo on his arm, and takes the name "Bone". He finds dangerous refuge with a group of biker-thieves, and then hides in the boarded-up summer house of a professor and his wife ... Show more

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