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It is 1944 in Ontario, Canada, and Scotty is fifteen. World War II is coming to an end, although the war has left countless scars on Canadian families and the world at large. Scotty has his own problems at home, including an alcoholic father and the fear of being stuck as a small-town nobody his whole life. He cana€™t wait to turn sixteen. Once hea€™s sixteen, hea€™ll be able to go his own way. Maybe hea€™ll drop out of high school. Maybe hea€™ll get a job at General Motors, since the Canadian headquarters are located in his hometown. He has friends to back him upa€”guys like Neil-the-Wheel, Georgie-boy, Joey, and Rick-the-dick. Together, these guys find their ways into adulthood. Scotty grows up. He soon finds himself involved with the local United Auto Workers union. He still looks over his shoulder in remembrance of the past, but as a young man, his life is open before him. Will he grow up to be better than his Old Man? Will he find success in his job and his relationships? Ita€™s a long road to adulthood, and Scotty will soon find that the road is his making.So the next day i march into Ivana#39;s Auto Service and tells him ia#39;m looking for work. He looks me up and down. And, with a dirty kind of smirk asks, a€œYa got a girl- friend?a€ i says, a€œno.a€ a€œGooda€ he says. a€œThe last little bugger was always coming in late, and leaving early to woo-and-screw. ia#39;d rather you take a couple of minutes in the can with Sears catalogue and jerk-off. Thata#39;ll make us both happy.a€ He laughs and winks at the other old scrawny guy hea#39;s talking with. Getting in on the act, anbsp;...

Author: R. H. Morrison
Publisher:iUniverse - 2013-05-03

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