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By Homer Hickam

The long-awaited prequel to the number 1 manhattan occasions bestselling memoir Rocket Boys—the foundation for the motion picture October Sky

Elsie Lavender and Homer Hickam Sr.—the destiny mom and dad of Homer Hickam Jr.—were highschool classmates within the West Virginia coalfields, graduating simply because the nice melancholy started. whilst Homer requested for her hand, Elsie as an alternative headed to Orlando the place she sparked with a dancing actor named blood brother Ebsen (yes, that blood brother Ebsen). but if blood brother headed for brand new York, Elsie's desires of a lifestyles with him have been overwhelmed and finally she chanced on herself again within the coalfields, married to Homer.

Unfulfilled as a miner's spouse, Elsie was once reminded of her carefree days in Florida each day due to Buddy's strange marriage ceremony present: an alligator named Albert who lived within the simply toilet of their little residence. finally Homer gave Elsie an ultimatum: "Me or the alligator!" After giving it a few idea, Elsie concluded there has been just one factor to do—carry Albert home.

Carrying Albert domestic tells the candy, humorous, and occasionally heartbreaking story of a tender couple and their targeted puppy on a loopy 1,000-mile trip. instructed with the heat and down-home allure that made Rocket Boys a cherished bestseller, Homer Hickam's rollicking novel is really a testomony to that unusual and terrific emotion we name love.

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A fait un peu trop longtemps que vous vous foutez de ma gueule ! éclata le flic. Vous cachez un criminel, vos mômes font toutes les nuits des razzias dans les caves des achélèmes, hier, le supermarché a été dévalisé, on a entendu des motos, vous vous tapez dessus comme des sauvages, les gens des achélèmes se plaignent du bruit que vous faites, sans oublier vos obscénités, vos copulages en plein air, vous êtes insolents et vous ne fichez rien. — On est des inadaptés sociaux, dit Fufu avec un grand sourire, tous les sociologues vous le diront, on peut pas s’inclure dans une société fonctionnelle qui nous rejette, z’avez qu’à lire le Nouvel-Obs’, ils en causent.

Ce matin, ils ont failli m’embarquer. J’ai des enfants et ma sœur à nourrir, il faut que tu comprennes. — D’acc, dit Marco nonchalamment en passant la main dans ses cheveux épais et noirs. Combien que vous pouvez donner ? — Fufu fait le plus gros, répondit le jeune broc’, il vient de toucher un cacheton pour une émission à la radio. Il file cinquante sacs et à nous tous, on peut en donner autant. — Cent mille balles, dit Marco avec une moue dubitative. Je vais pas aller loin avec ça. — Va en Belgique ou en Suisse, trouve du travail dans un cirque.

D’autant qu’il me faut de l’essence. À moins que je chourave une autre bagnole. En tout cas, éviter maintenant les DS, ça intrigue les gens de voir un si jeune gus au volant de telles bagnoles. À Laon, j’ai bien failli me faire avoir. Je vais me limiter aux Arondes, c’est pas jobard mais c’est encore le plus facile à lever et c’est passe-partout. Je me demande si le paternel va avertir les flics. Sûrement. Vingt sacs disparus de sa caisse, y’a de quoi l’émulsionner. Pas mon départ, il serait plutôt ravi de plus me voir.

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