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"PG-rated autobiography of a young man's coming-of-age in a black Baltimore ghetto. Journalist Wickham ( USA Today , Gannett News Service) was orphaned in 1954 at the age of eight when his father shot his wife to death before turning the gun on himself ... Woodholme constitutes a good argument for the effectiveness of the black community's ``extended family, '' in which neighbors and teachers assume the role of absent parents. " - Kirkus Reviews

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2004, Farrar, Strauss & Giroux-3pl, New York

ISBN-13: 9780374529833

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