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Title DescriptionDepressed, broke, and suffering the effects of a brutal childhood; our hero heads to New York City. He leaves behind college life in a small midwestern town to earn a living in one of the most competitive fields in the world. Pushing aside his overwhelming self-doubt and insecurities, he arrives in New York City with only a bag filled with clothes. Nineteen is his story. Enter his world and walk beside him as D.L. paints a portrait of his life as an outsider in the 1980s fashion world. Without help or any contacts, our protagonist attempts to make enough money to go to a good university and change his life forever. Embark on this intimate journey into a world remembered and created from the troubled, yet determined mind of a nineteen year old boy. His pragmatic mind coupled with a tortured soul will lead the way.
Nineteen is a coming-of-age story on the level of Catcher in the Rye and other classic writings, and is highly recommended for advanced and mature teens into new adult and adult audiences; especially those interested in pursuing novels about the nature of transformative processes.
A young person of rare physical attraction and toughness and decency, but drained of self-confidence and wracked by painful and persistent self-doubt. There is no fairy tale ending for this young man ... but there is hope.
Make no mistake that our chief protagonist in Nineteen has his demons to deal with every step of the way no matter the apparent success. This is a book that reminds us all that life is about timing...being at the right place, at the right time and that all it takes is one person to believe in you!
A surprisingly engrossing first novel by a compelling writer. Evocative scenes alternate with meditative descriptions of a journey through real and imagined terrain. Its searching protagonist is at once young, naive, wise, cynical, searching, hopeful and jaded. A book I found difficult to put down.
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Everything was gray…; the sky, the sidewalk, the steel and concrete buildings and the ashen faces of the people rushing by me with wide eyes and downturned mouths. My head and body felt dreamlike, as if they were not my own. The cold air pushed hard and biting from the East Riv …
It was late in the day when we returned to the agency. The sun was behind the agency and the late afternoon light filtered playfully through the leaves of the small tree that stood in front of the building. Rob and the other models sprinted up the marble steps two at a time to ch …
Kellen invited me out to dinner that night with some of the other models and all of the bookers from the agency. He introduced me to Jiles Smith while we were at the agency and arranged for Jiles to meet me at the pensione and take me to the restaurant. I went home on the trolley …