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Bug Boy (Paperback)

Author: Luper, Eric

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It is the summer of 1934, and even at the height of the Great Depression, money is no object for the socialites at posh Saratoga Race Course. The trouble is times are tough for everyone else, especially penniless track workers like fifteenyear- old Jack Walsh. When Jack suddenly graduates from exercise rider to apprentice jockey, or bug boy, he is an overnight sensation. Success brings him all sorts of attention, including that of a brainy blond beauty who is more involved with the gritty underbelly of the track than she lets on and a vicious thug who presses Jack to break his code as a jockey for a payoff that could solve all his family?s problems.

Set amid the rough backstretch of Thoroughbred racing, this edge-of-your-saddle read follows the course of a young athlete whose rise to glory in the most popular sport in America is accompanied by ever-increasing pressure to do something that could leave him trampled in the dirt.

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Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Mfg Part# 9780374310004
SKU 211143746
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0374310009
Release Date 7/21/2009
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Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 14
Number of Pages 0248
Publisher Farrar Straus Giroux
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