(MOBI) Kicking the Sky by Anthony De Sa • 9780385664387

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      Kicking the Sky
      by Anthony De Sa

      Kicking the Sky : Read More

      • Language: english
      • Release date: September 10, 2013
      • Format: hardcover, 336 pages
      • ISBN: 9780385664387 (0385664389)
      • Places: Toronto, Ontario
      • Publisher: Doubleday Canada
      • Author: Anthony De Sa
      • Genres: fiction, canada, novels, historical, literature, contemporary, lgbt

      About The Book

      On a steamy summer day in 1977, Emanuel Jaques was shining shoes in downtown Toronto. Surrounded by the strip clubs, bars and body rub parlors of Yonge Street, Emanuel was lured away from his friends by a man who promised some easy money. Four days later the boy’s body was discovered. He had been brutally raped and murdered, and Toronto the Good would never be the same. The murder of the Shoeshine Boy had particularly tragic resonance for the city’s Portuguese community. The loss of one of their own symbolized for many how far they were from realizing their immigrant dreams.

      Kicking the Sky is told from the perspective of one of these children, Antonio Rebelo, a character first introduced in Barnacle Love. Twelve-year-old Antonio prizes his life of freedom and adventure. He and his best friends, Manny and Ricky, spend their days on their bikes exploring the labyrinth of laneways that link their Portuguese neighborhood to the rest of the city. But as the details of Emanuel’s death expose Toronto’s seedier underbelly, the boys are pulled into an adult world of danger and cruelty, secrets and lies much closer to home.

      Kicking the Sky is a novel driven by dramatic events, taking hold of readers from its opening pages, intensifying its force towards an ending of huge emotional impact.

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