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By Francine Prose

My father used to be killed on 9-11.

while 8th grader Bart Rangely is granted a ''mercy'' scholarship to an elite inner most college after his father is killed within the North Tower, doorways must have opened. as a substitute, he's terrorized and bullied by means of his personal mentor. So starts off the worst yr of his existence.

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Theater. ” He looked at me as if he was trying to tell if I’d be a rugby player or a theater or art type. “Of course, the day-student bus would bring Brad—” “Bart,” I said. “The bus would bring Bart home probably around the same time you’d be returning from work, Mrs. ” Work? What work? Obviously Dr. Bratton knew nothing, nothing about us. “That would be great,” said Mom, as if there 52 were a job that she went to every day and would perform more efficiently knowing that I was getting soccer balls kicked in my face by the bullies up the hill.

Bratton said, and we all did that sheepish nod. “It’s been hard,” said Mom in a way that made her seem even prettier than normal. “I can imagine,” said Dr. Bratton. ” “You can’t, actually,” said Mom. A silence fell, and we stared at one another. The ball was in his court. He tapped his fingertips together, as if he was afraid they might be sizzling hot and he was testing 47 them to make sure. Then he joined them into a peak, like a church roof, with its spire just under his nose, as if he was sniffing the steeple.

Bratwurst) was wearing a V-necked cardigan over a white shirt. Tweedy jacket. Bow tie. He was slightly plump and balding, not at all the stately, white-haired, distinguished Founding Fathers type you’d expect to be running a place like Baileywell. He bounced a little on his toes. He wore steel-framed glasses. From the house, I could see them glinting at me, like headlights flashing in my eyes late at 38 night when Dad was driving. It wasn’t helpful to think about Dad at that particular moment. I watched Dr.

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