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Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

A Novel

By Matthew Quick, 1973-

In addition to the P-38, there are four gifts, one for each of my friends. I want to say good-bye to them properly. I want to give them each something to remember me by. To let them know I really cared about them and I'm sorry I couldn't be more than I was--that I couldn't stick around--and that what's going to happen today isn't their fault.

Today is Leonard Peacock's birthday. It is also the day he hides a gun in his backpack. Because today is the day he will kill his former best friend, and then himself, with his grandfather's P-38 pistol.

But first he must say good-bye to the four people who matter most to him: his Humphrey Bogart--obsessed next-door neighbor, Walt; his classmate Baback, a violin virtuoso; Lauren, the Christian homeschooler he has a crush on; and Herr Silverman, who teaches the high school's class on the Holocaust. Speaking to each in turn, Leonard slowly reveals his secrets as the hours tick by and the moment of truth approaches.

In this riveting book, acclaimed author Matthew Quick unflinchingly examines the impossible choices that must be made--and the light in us all that never goes out.

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780316221337


Format: Book
Author: Quick, Matthew, 1973-
Summary: A day in the life of a suicidal teen boy saying good-bye to the four people who matter most to him.
Title: Forgive me, Leonard Peacock : a novel / by Matthew Quick.
Publisher Date: New York, NY ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
Subject: Suicide -- Teen fiction.
Isbn: 9780316221337 (hbk.) 0316221333 (hbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: TF Quick
Oclc: 811426726
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Bib Id: 447633

Format: Book
Author: Quick, Matthew, 1973-
Summary: A day in the life of a suicidal teen boy saying good-bye to the four people who matter most to him.
Title: Forgive me, Leonard Peacock : a novel / by Matthew Quick.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
Description: 273 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Suicide -- Teen fiction.
LCCN: 2012031410
ISBN: 9780316221337 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0316221333 (hbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: TF Quick