Stick Man: The Long-Awaited Coming-Of-Age Novel

Stick Man The Long Awaited Coming Of Age Novel The best coming of age novel since Catcher In the Rye Literary Review Journal Stick Man is a coming of age story about a boy named Jeremiah Young who grows up in a bohemian household My childhood in P

  • Title: Stick Man: The Long-Awaited Coming-Of-Age Novel
  • Author: Richard Rossi
  • ISBN: 9781456368685
  • Page: 171
  • Format: Paperback
  • Stick Man: The Long-Awaited Coming-Of-Age Novel

    The best coming of age novel since Catcher In the Rye Literary Review Journal Stick Man is a coming of age story about a boy named Jeremiah Young who grows up in a bohemian household My childhood in Pittsburgh was one of extremes First loves hung like photographs on the walls of my subconscious They lingered there in my memory to battle their antithesis Stic The best coming of age novel since Catcher In the Rye Literary Review Journal Stick Man is a coming of age story about a boy named Jeremiah Young who grows up in a bohemian household My childhood in Pittsburgh was one of extremes First loves hung like photographs on the walls of my subconscious They lingered there in my memory to battle their antithesis Stick Man I didn t think I d make it to adulthood alive because Stick Man wanted to kill me Jeremiah Young is an imaginative prodigy He paints and plays guitar His father is a bi polar jazz guitarist and his mother is a pianist who keeps the family secrets She yells at Jeremiah and wants him to visit God s house with her When Jeremiah visits Saint Joseph s Catholic Church for the first time, he has to leave early because he s frightened by the bloody man on the cross He looks for God and finds the devil instead This is the beginning of his idiosyncratic religious journey I gazed at the man on the sticks with nails stuck into his flesh My eyes were riveted to the blood.When we exited the sanctuary, I looked up and saw the cross The beams seemed to reach for me For a moment, I was transfixed That night, Jeremiah has a nightmare of the beams of the crucifix manifesting into a man Stick Man When he wakes from the nightmare, he has marks on his stomach Jeremiah believes true love is the force to vanquish evil He meets his first love, a girl he calls Angel When he s with Angel, his nightmares stop She inspires him to write songs and awakens something in him that he can t live without He experiences good dreams for the first time Her lips were wet I was dizzy She cradled my face in her hands Time slipped away They ride the rollercoaster at West View Park, the local amusement park After the summer, Angel becomes cold towards him The nightmares of Stick Man return to his dreams Her departure remains clouded in mystery A ghost visits him and tells him to find Angel again He searches for her, believing she s the best antidote to Stick Man His journey brings him face to face with Stick Man and his search for his lost Angel in an effort to come full circle with his past Jeremiah has dynamic interplay with religion and the gradual, ultimate reassessment of his beliefs He experiences his strong ties to his dysfunctional family and his unbending drive to make art As he reaches his twenty first birthday, he discovers the startling truth about Angel, God, and Stick Man.

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    1. Literaturehound

      Richard Rossi has written a coming-of-age novel that is a work of genius. Stick Man started as a small, self-published book that is steadily getting out there through the cumulative word-of-mouth of those who have encountered it and know it's a once in a century work. A key to understanding the book is the fact that Richard Rossi wrote the novel immediately after his father died. The novel was penned in grief and is a working out of an Oedipal complex. Angel, the love interest of the main charac [...]

    2. Literaturehound

      Richard Rossi has written a coming-of-age novel that is a work of genius. Stick Man started as a small, self-published book that is steadily getting out there through the cumulative word-of-mouth of those who have encountered it and know it's a once in a century work. A key to understanding the book is the fact that Richard Rossi wrote the novel immediately after his father died. The novel was penned in grief and is a working out of an Oedipal complex. Angel, the love interest of the main charac [...]

    3. Leslie

      Stick Man is an incredible coming-of-age novel that is a love story at it's core. In the opening words of the novel Rossi writes, "First loves hung like photographs on the walls of my subconscious" The protagonist is a tortured boy named Jeremiah Young, who is quite creative as a painter and guitarist. He grows up in Pittsburgh with a bipolar father. The title refers to an avenging monster made out of the sticks of the crucifix who torments Jeremiah. Jeremiah deconverts from Christian fundamenta [...]

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