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Catalog Archive / Fall 2019

A Friend of Kissinger

“A top-drawer tale of a pivotal year in one boy’s life.”
Denver Post

Thirteen-year-old Danny Meyer’s charmed life in Madison comes to an abrupt end when his concert pianist father falls ill and must give up his professorship. The family is forced to move to Milwaukee and live on the edge of poverty as his father’s health worsens. Struggling with the change, Danny befriends the son of a gangster. Through brushes with a thrilling world of crime, he soon finds his way to a new confidence. A Friend of Kissinger captures a sentimental and authentic sense of place in a midwestern rust belt city, following a young man learning to make sense of the world around him.


David Milofsky. David Milofsky is a professor of English at Colorado State University. He is the author of the novels Playing from Memory, Eternal People, and Color of Law.

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“Milofsky blends these seemingly disparate characters into a cohesive narrative, much like one of Danny’s mother’s expressionist paintings.”
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“A superbly crafted mix of adult insight and boyish wonder.”
Rocky Mountain News

“Milofsky’s intelligent, insightful observations about children and parents, power and a teenager’s ‘persistent ache of sex’ will transport many readers back to their own adolescent struggles.”

“Well-crafted and intelligent.”
Kirkus Reviews



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September 2019
LC: 2017042904 PS
232 pp. 6 x 9

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