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X. J. Kennedy

Dear Librarians,

This my first novel for adults. (I've a selected poems — an ALA Notable Book — and have written twenty-five children's books.) It's a comic account of postwar 1946 at St. Cassian's College, named for a medieval teacher whose students stabbed him to death with their pens.

Overnight the tiny school has expanded to 4,000, and the Newark Mafia find it a handy front for a racket. The story involves a seventeen-year-old nerd, a slightly alcoholic priest, and a mobster mistress.

X. J. Kennedy
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A Hoarse Half-human Cheer / X. J. Kennedy / Curtis Brown Unlimited / Paperback

Price: $15.99 / ISBN: 978-0692270738 / Published: July, 2014
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