8vo. Pp. [vi], 341, [1 (blank)]. Printed wraps.
Author's first book. Winner of the Oregon Book Awards' 2005 Ken Kesey Prize for Best Novel. Voted a 2005 "Teens Top Ten for favourite young adult book" by the American Library Association.
A comic coming-of-age novel, set in a sleepy dormitory town in 1980's New Jersey. A "one-man monologue with songs," based on the book, premiered in 2012 at the Hub Theatre in Fairfax, VA, while a sequel, titled Attack of the Theater People, was published in 2008. "Acito debuts with dazzling comic panache. The result is a thumbs-up winner from a storyteller whose future looks as bright as that of his young hero." –Publishers Weekly