The Childkeeper

By: Stein, Sol

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Very Good - Minor binding / cover creases. / store stamp on inside page / name on inside page; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; This scenario concerns childkeeper and upstanding banker, Roger Maxwell, who with his promotion to Senior Vice President buys a large Tudor mansion for his family - three of his four children are still at home. All within a day or two, son Jeb, sixteen, gets involved with a black boy of nineteen called El Greco, and after stringing up a squirrel, they're into skinny dipping and drunken dunking, buying and selling junk - El Greco has kilos stashed in the cellar. He also attacks Roger with a switchblade and Roger accidentally kills the offender with a flashlight. Less accidentally and more stupidly, he delays calling the police; unfortunately his older boy at college is simultaneously involved in another criminal action; and finally by the time Thomassy arrives, a third episode is unavoidable. Too much, too soon, too little - except as a reverberation of ugly incidents everywhere and a reminder of parental absenteeism - bringing up children we don't understand while underestimating our own cowardice. (Kirkus Reviews)

Title: The Childkeeper

Author Name: Stein, Sol

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Dell Publishing: 1984

ISBN #: 0440112362

ISBN # 13: 9780440112365

Binding: Mass Market Paperback

Book Isle ID: 1635

Keywords: Fiction,