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"Everybody knows a guy like Horace Kane Faustaff. Everybody has that one destructive friend
who they just can´t get rid of or let go of. We need him to bring some excitement into our
otherwise boring life." So begins Young & Immortal, an excruciatingly honest portrayal of
adolescence from the conscience of a mild-mannered, sensitive narrator contemplating the quirks of his stormy friendship with this obnoxious, manipulative, irresponsible brute of an
incidental muse. From white upper-middle class suburban Cedarburg, Wisconsin to the streets of
Milwaukee, this odd pair finds a common bond in drugs, girls, and music as their discordant
values develop, are tested, and change with the coming of age and pressures of society.
With thoughtful commentary, this scrapbook-like memoir is colored with anecdotes, poems,
letters, and perspective character asides, set against the backdrop of the current events and
popular music of the time, from Cobain's suicide to the Clinton scandal to the Packers winning
the Super Bowl. Confronting the more crude aspects of growing up that popular literature would otherwise skip over, it puts the "adult" back in "young adult" literary fiction. In a struggle to come to terms with this crazy friendship, the cruel power of romantic love, the disillusion of religion, and the lure of drugs and easy girls, this personal narrative might reveal as much about the reader as it does the omniscient narrator and his friend.