Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Ten literary kids with extremely difficult childhoods

At the B&N Reads blog Jeff Somers tagged ten literary kids with very crummy childhoods, including:
Edgar in Edgar and Lucy, by Victor Lodato

With a father dead by suicide, a mother emotionally incapable of much more than bare survival, a stern grandmother-in-law whose influence literally haunts him after her passing, and a sort-of voluntary kidnapping, young Edgar—albino and possibly autistic—has one of the roughest childhoods you’ll ever read about. We’d like to imagine Edgar goes on to a stable, happy adulthood, but…we have doubts.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue