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A Journey Within (From Jim the Boy)

A young boys mother is his comforter and consoler, she patches up his scraped knees, and she kisses him goodnight. She is his idea of everything that is good in this world. His father, however, is his rock, and his source of strength. His father is his role and his source of identity. A father is the reason all little boys want to hurry into manhood. With the absence of such a role, however, a little boy is left to face challenges to his own identity. In the novel Jim The Boy, by Tony Early, a little boy’s quest for maturity is coupled with the search for his father. In this coming of age novel, Jim Glass is beginning his search for manhood, and his quest for his father. Having died shortly before Jim’s birth, his father is know to him only through the stories of his mother and three uncles. Jim’s quest for his father takes him through many stages in his young life. This novel is the story of a young boy finding himself, and his place in this world. Using that, Early builds Jim...

Posted by: Kelly G Hess

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