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Author: Dalton Conley
As recalled in Honky, Dalton Conley’s childhood has all of the classic elements of growing up in America. But the fact that he was one of the few white boys in a mostly black and Puerto Rican neighborhood on Manhattan’s Lower East Side makes Dalton’s childhood unique. — At the age of three, he couldn’t understand wh...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780375727757
ISBN-10: 0375727752
Publication Date: 9/18/2001
Pages: 224
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 25 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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If you enjoyed The Liar's Club and The Glass Castle, you will enjoy Honky. Great writing, funny, tragic, and thoughtful.
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A great book. The author's upbringing is both fascinating and depressing. His unique position as a poor, white kid trying to fit in showed how racism and class status manifest themselves in this country. A must read.
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Really illuminating! I enjoyed it, and related in some ways, having grown up as a white person in a city, albeit a much more integrated neighborhood than the Lower East Side projects. As a woman, it was amazing to see how different boys' rituals are.
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I really enjoyed Conley's examination of the role of race in America. He brings a very unique perspective! I highly recommend this book
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