9780375726231

Henry of Atlantic City

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  • ISBN13:

    9780375726231

  • ISBN10:

    0375726233

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2001-06-12
  • Publisher: Vintage
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Summary

From the author ofHorace Afootcomes this affectionate and beautiful tale of a six-year-old prodigy with a photographic memory and a penchant for the Gnostic gospels and Byzantine history. Set against the background of Caesar's Palace,Henry of Atlantic Cityis a satirical "hagiography" of a troubled child trying to make sense of the world around him. Henry, whose imagination has been fed by ancient texts, finds himself living in a conflated world of past and present where casino owners are Byzantine Emperors, and the world is populated by Huns, Cappadocians, and Visigoths. When his father, a casino security guard, lands in trouble with the mob, Henry begins a peripatetic life wandering from relatives to foster homes to orphanages. As Henry struggles to find a place for himself in the world, we are treated to an exploration of spirituality and childhood that is heartbreaking, uplifting, and simply divine.

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