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The Kings of Innocence

3 Ratings: 3.0
A book by Michael Burns

The Kings of Innocence details Roy McGraths return to his small Massachusetts town, where he reunites with his childhood friends Mark and Jay. At twenty-four, the young men are emotionally misguided, especially Jay. His antics test Roys loyalty and force … see full wiki

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Author: Michael Burns
Publisher: Tucket Publishing, LLC
3 reviews about The Kings of Innocence
review by . September 01, 2008
Roy McGrath is part of the twenty-something generation, he is done with school, lives in an exciting city, has a beautiful girlfriend and a great job - life is good.    When he is asked to come back home to babysit his kid brother, while his parents go on a vacation, Roy comes home. As soon as he returns home, Roy meets up with some of his old crowd and immediately finds himself getting back into that groove and living into that world of booze and endless parties - with no regard …
review by . February 07, 2008
"The Kings Of Innocence" is a wonderful tale of reflection. It's told by one Roy McGrath, who tells the reader of a time back in the summer of 2002 when he returned home for a couple of weeks to "babysit" his seventeen year-old brother, Bobby. Roy does quite a bit of catching up when he returns home, out of college and full of "life experience." He runs into good friends, not-so-good acquaintances, and a ton of old memories. As the story rolls along, Roy comes to realize that the life he once had …
review by . January 28, 2008
New author Michael Burns has written a novel that captures the difficult passage between carefree college life and true adulthood. It's rarely easy, and following Roy during the few months while he is trying to cling to those joys of adolescence will provoke empathy in those who have tread that ground before him. Presented in the first person, Kings has an immediacy that brings on a "fly on the wall" sensation. The reader accompanies Roy back to his home town and can only observe as he connects …
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