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Set in the early 1990s, Ashley Little s follow-up to her award-winning novel Anatomy of a Girl Gang introduces readers to eleven-year-old Tucker Malone the only child of a narcoleptic touring stripper who believes his father is Sam Malone, the Boston barkeep who regularly appears on Tucker s TV screen. He and his mother move from motel to motel until, one night in Niagara Falls, his mother is hit by a car after falling asleep in the street.Tucker is sent to live in a youth group home where he meets Meredith, a pregnant sixteen-year-old with hopes of her own; he convinces her to join him on a road trip across the border to America in order to find his father, which takes them from Boston to the west coast. Along the way they encounter some of the most notorious criminals of the 1990s, and arrive in Los Angeles just as the Rodney King riots are unfolding.His cross-country search becomes an epic depiction of mid-90s America at a crossroads as seen through the eyes of a boy, for whom finding his father is the one thing that will make him whole. Told in spare, straightforward prose, Niagara Motel is a biting chronicle during the rise of mass-media in the decade that defined the MTV Generation, and the bittersweet story of a young boy who must learn hard lessons on his way to becoming a man.Ashley Little is the author of Anatomy of a Girl Gang, winner of the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and longlisted for the Dublin IMPAC Literary Award."
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Ashley Little: Ashley Little is the author of Anatomy of a Girl Gang, winner of the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and The New Normal, a YA novel that won the Sheila Egoff Children's Literature Award.

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"Sharp, sly, and full of feeling. Catcher in the Rye crashes into the 1990s. A voice and a story you won't be able to shake." --Alix Hawley, author of All True Not a Lie in It "Tucker's a charmer from the get-go--funny and wise and knowing and clueless--the best companion you could have on this road trip across the early 90s, where the real and the outlandish blur and commingle. Like summer blacktop, like a desert mirage, Niagara Motel shimmers." --Anne Fleming, author of Gay Dwarves of America "Sharp, sly, and full of feeling. Catcher in the Rye crashes into the 1990s. A voice and a story you won't be able to shake." --Alix Hawley, author of All True Not a Lie in It "Tucker's a charmer from the get-go--funny and wise and knowing and clueless--the best companion you could have on this road trip across the early 90s, where the real and the outlandish blur and commingle. Like summer blacktop, like a desert mirage, Niagara Motel shimmers." --Anne Fleming, author of Gay Dwarves of America "Sharp, sly, and full of feeling. "Catcher in the Rye" crashes into the 1990s. A voice and a story you won't be able to shake." Alix Hawley, author of "All True Not a Lie in It" "Tucker's a charmer from the get-gofunny and wise and knowing and cluelessthe best companion you could have on this road trip across the early 90s, where the real and the outlandish blur and commingle. Like summer blacktop, like a desert mirage, "Niagara Motel" shimmers." Anne Fleming, author of "Gay Dwarves of America" "

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