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“What The Car Thief is really concerned with emerges between its realistic linesslowly, delicately, and with quiet but consummate art.” Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times
The Car Thief
978-0-8021-3763-0 • $16.00 • Paperback • Mar. 2001
Originally published to enormous acclaim, The Car Thief is an extraordinary tale of the heart. At the age of sixteen, Alex Housman has just stolen his fourteenth car. His parents are divorced and he lives with his father, an alcoholic who keeps a pint in the glove compartment and works the night shift. Alex hopes for many things: to be admired by a quiet and lovely girl like Irene Shaeffer; to live like his younger brother, Howard, who is at the lake with his mother and her new husband; and to part of the lives of others. The Car Thief explores the love between Alex and his father, both of whom are eventually driven to acts of desperation in this emotional story, filled with profound insight and unusual triumphs.