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Boys of Blur

When Charlie moves to the small town of Taper, Florida, he discovers a different world. Pinned between the everglades and the swampy banks of Lake Okeechobee, the small town produces sugar cane. . . and the fastest runners in the country. Kids chase muck rabbits in the fields while the cane is being burned and harvested. Dodging flames and blades and breathing smoke, they run down the rabbits for three dollars a skin. And when they can do that, running a football is easy.

But there are things in the swamp, roaming the cane at night, that cannot be explained, and they seem connected to sprawling mounds older than the swamps. Together with his step-second cousin Herman "Cotton" Mack, the fastest boy in the muck, Charlie hunts secrets in the glades and on the muck flats where the cane grows secrets as old as the soft earth, secrets that haunted, tripped, and trapped the original native tribes, ensnared conquistadors, and buried runaway slaves. Secrets only the muck knows.

 

Boys of Blur | Official Trailer from Gorilla Poet Productions on Vimeo.

 

   
 
 
N. D. Wilson is the best-selling author of the 100 Cupboards series (Random House),Leepike Ridge (Random House), and Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl (Thomas Nelson). He writes up in the top of the tall skinny house where he lives with the blue-eyed girl he stole from the ocean (and their five young explorers, two tortoises, and one snake). He has adventured for National Geographic Channel, is currently adapting C.S. Lewis' The Great Divorce for the screen, and once--in the fourth grade--split his buddy's arrow while shooting at a mattress from twenty yards.
 
 

ISBN-10: 0449816737
ISBN-13: 9780449816738
Pages/Media: 208
Dimensions: 8.5 x 6.2 x 0.8
Publ.Date:April 2014
Author: N. D. Wilson
Format: Hardback 
Language: English

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