Charlie Fig and the LipBook - 2014
"Aaron Lipstein, "the Lip" to his best friend Charlie Figaelli ("because you got an answer for everything"), is about to graduate high school at the top of his class. Aaron is looking forward to an uneventful summer before leaving home for college and getting away from his abusive father. When the bullet-riddled delivery van belonging to Charlie's father is pulled from a canal flowing into Jamaica Bay, and the police fail to recover Mr. Figatelli's body, Charlie appeals to Aaron to help him search for it. The boys sail into the bay, following the treacherous currents that carried the body away from the Brooklyn shore. Their leaky-boat is soon swamped, stranding them in the marches and uninhabited islands stretching across the bay. Aaron and Charlie begin a perilous journey back to the mainland. Their struggle through the harsh environment brings them to a harrowing encounter with "the ghost people", living in a village hidden deep in the marshes. Here, Aaron will learn the startling truth of Mr. Figatelli's disappearance, and it will transform his perception of the man he respected and admired more than his own father. Charlie Fig and the Lip is a novel rich in imagery and character. A story of fathers and sons, the bonds of friendship, and the loss of childhood innocence rendered in stunning detail of place and time." -- Back cover.
Publisher: United States : Unsolicited Press, 2014.
Branch Call Number: FIC CHARNOW, STEVEN
Characteristics: 197 pages ; 23 cm