THE CHARLATAN'S BOY

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Here’s a delightful journey into the mythical, mystical world of the feechie and an orphan child who just wants to belong. Written in Grady’s uneducated voice, it’s like you’re sitting right there with him. It’s always a good thing when a person finds his true self.

Grady is an orphan who travels with a con man, Floyd. It could be fun, but it’s been years since they’ve drawn a crowd for their “feechie act” and Floyd is forced to come up with new stories to draw people in. But his final act turns against him and the crowd turns angry and violent. The charlatan and his apprentice are forced to run — but Grady gains a clue to his true identity. (WATERBROOK, Aug., 320 pp., $13.99)
Reviewed by: 
Linda Mae Baldwin