Richie Author:Thomas Thompson Richie was the beloved oldest son of George Diener. From Brooklyn, where he was born and reared, George moved his wife and son to a storybook village on Long Island. George worked hard as a salesman, but there was always time for civic endeavor, or for long Saturday afternoons in the woods, explaining the wonders of nature to Richie. — But when ... more »Richie became fourteen, the winds of change blowing across the land to alter began to alter his behavior. At first george ignored the radical changes in his son-his manner, his friends, his music, his infatuation with drugs-then he fought them, playing detective, eavesdropping, issuing threats and ultimatums.
This led to a final confrontation between father and son, a horror scene of classic proportions-a single, dreadful "moment of truth." He loved his father. His father loved him. Yet, finally, they knew one of them must die.
The true and emotionally shattering story of an American family. "A pwerful and worthy book which ought to be read by parent and teenager."-Los Angeles Times "If you care about your kids read Ricjie"-Washinton Post Book World« less