face of a few children in disjointed collage

“Irish Girl” by Tim Johnston

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Charlie is called into his parents room where he finds out he's not adopted, but his older brother William is. Their mother and father separate, and the boys spend weekends with their father. Then William reaches 16 and starts rebelling, staying out late with other teens, smoking and driving too fast. Charlie just wants to be with his older brother, wants him to take him with him on these nights out, blood relation or not.

Irish Girl

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About the Author
Tim Johnston is the author of the New York Time's Bestselling novel Descent, the story collection Irish Girl, and the YA novel Never So Green. The stories of Irish Girl won numerous prizes, including the O. Henry Prize, while the collection itself won the 2009 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction. Tim currently teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Memphis.
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