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Hardcover Bruiser Book

ISBN: 0743437756

ISBN13: 9780743437752


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BRUISER is the story and the nickname of a nine-year-old boy living in a highly dysfunctional family in the 1970's (a bit like "The Ice Storm" on the Upper West Side) whose search for meaning and... This description may be from another edition of this product.

Customer Reviews

4 ratings

stunning, moving

I read this book in one sitting! I forgot to eat, I missed a movie date. There was no way to tear myself away. It's just that good!

great story great style

Bruiser is the best novel I have read in some time. One cannot put this book down, you can't possibly tear yourself away from this very real and heartbreaking journey of Bruiser and Darla. Mr Chorao has a captivating and unique style. I look forward to reading his future work.


I thoroughly enjoyed the realism and readability of this book - I couldn't put it down. The author did a fantastic job developing Bruiser's character, and from beginning to end you have the unique experience of viewing the world through the eyes of another. The main character was hopelessly tragic, and yet sadly realistic. Having grow up in the Bronx during the same period of time, the story is all too close to the truth. Encore Mr. Chorao!

A beautifully written page turner!

I highly recommend BRUISER. I could not put it down! Chorao's writing is spare and honest. He somehow manages to make us feel like we're seeing life through the eyes of Bruiser, a nine-year old boy, while giving us very adults insights into the world and flights into revelatory territory. I found this book extremely moving, compelling and nearly pitch perfect. 5 stars from me!
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