Re: RARA-AVIS: Motherless Brooklyn

From: Randy Schultz (
Date: 23 Jul 2002

In the book he says he read every book in the orphanage library and, presumably, learned his great vocabulary there.. He's being portrayed as a self-taught person. This totally makes sense since he was probably not treated very well by his teachers (due to his unexplainable tic).


On Tue, 23 Jul 2002 18:07:06 +0000 "Carrie Pruett" <> writes:
>- I'm not sure I buy the language of the novel as the
> voice of
> the character. The narrator grew up in an orphanage in Brooklyn and
> dropped
> out of high school to go work for a small time hood.

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