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Author Abramovich, Alex, 1972-

Title Bullies : a friendship / Alex Abramovich.

Publication Info. New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Non Fiction  979.46 ABRAMOVICH    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  979.46 ABRAMOVICH    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  979.46 AB82    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  B ABRAMOVICH    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Biographies  B ABRAMOVICH ALEX A    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 209 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary Describes how the author forged an unlikely friendship with his childhood bully, a motorcycle club president who invited the author to immerse himself in his world of fight clubs, heavy drinking, and Oakland street beat-downs.
"The powerful account of one writer's unlikely friendship with his childhood bully, now the president of a motorcycle club in one of America's most dangerous cities. Once upon a time, Alex Abramovich and Trevor Latham were mortal enemies: miniature outlaws in a Long Island elementary school, perpetually at each other's throats. Then they lost track of each other. Decades later, when they met again, Abramovich was a writer and Latham had become president of the East Bay Rats, a motorcycle club in Oakland. In 2010, Abramovich moved to California to immerse himself in Latham's world--one of fight clubs, booze-filled nights, and beat-downs on the city's streets. But dangerous, dysfunctional Oakland was also becoming one of America's most rapidly gentrifying cities, and the questions Abramovich had arrived with were thrown into brutal relief: How do we live with the burden of violence? How do we overcome it? Do we overcome it? As Trevor, the Rats, and the city they live in careen between crises and moments of renaissance, Abramovich explores issues of friendship, family, history, and destiny--and looks at what happens when those things fail. Bullies is at once a vivid, visceral narrative of an unusual friendship and an incisive portrait of a beautiful, terrible city"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Abramovich, Alex, 1972- -- Friends and associates.
Latham, Trevor.
Male friendship -- California -- Oakland.
Oakland (Calif.) -- Biography.
Authors, American -- California -- Oakland -- Biography.
Motorcyclists -- California -- Oakland -- Biography.
Oakland (Calif.) -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Abramovich, Alex, 1972- -- Childhood and youth.
Bullying -- New York (State) -- Long Island.
Violence -- Psychological aspects.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Criminals & Outlaws.
ISBN 9780805094282 (hardback)
0805094288 (hardback)
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