Setting the Lawn on Fire


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Setting the Lawn on Fire , the first novel by critically acclaimed writer Mack Friedman, trails its narrator through his obsessions with sex, drugs, art, and poison. Ivan, a young Jewish boy from Milwaukee, embarks on a journey of sexual discovery that leads him from Wisconsin to Alaska, Philadelphia, and Mexico through stints as a fishery worker, artist, and finally a hustler who learns to provide the blank canvas for other people s dreams. The result is a new kind of coming-of-age story that sees passion from every angle ...

Setting the Lawn on Fire 2007, Terrace Books

ISBN-13: 9780299213442

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Setting the Lawn on Fire 2005, University of Wisconsin Press

ISBN-13: 9780299213404