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School Boards Want to Burn This Sweet, Uplifting Novel

Charges of “pedophilia” and immorality are bizarre

Crop of Lawn Boy’s front cover, adapted from the publisher’s press kit.

The New York Times Book Review calls Mike Muñoza Holden Caulfield for a new millennium,” and maybe that’s overhyped, but it’s not wildly off base. Mike is the quirky-cool protagonist of Lawn Boy, Jonathan Evison’s latest novel. Evison is pretty cool himself. His dialogue always…




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James Finn

James Finn

James Finn is a columnist for the LA Blade, a former Air Force intelligence analyst, an alumnus of Act Up NY, and an agented but unpublished novelist.

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