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Del has spent 17 years bouncing among foster homes. Smart, sharp-tongued, a master mimic, she's fed up with her world and with being Del. Faking her own death, she leaves both herself and L.A. behind - until her escape lands her in an all-day traffic jam. Fast-forward eight years. It's opening night for the one-woman play she's written and is starring in - a show called Breakout, about a Los Angeles traffic jam. Wildly funny, she skewers workaholics, road ragers, pickup artists, and car culture in general. Readers will see what her audience can't - that the show is a portrait of herself, of her hunger for her mother and her terror of rejection, her free-floating identity and yearning for connection. Flashing between Del's present and future, Breakout gives us a backstage pass into a young playwright's psyche, letting us watch her life being transformed into an art, heartache into comedy, solitude into community, and anger gradually giving way to acceptance.

    

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Hardback Editions

October 2008 : USA Library Binding

Title: Breakout
Author(s): Paul Fleischman
ISBN: 1-4395-6133-8 / 978-1-4395-6133-1 (USA edition)
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February 2005 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Breakout
Author(s): Paul Fleischman
ISBN: 0-7569-5175-5 / 978-0-7569-5175-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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February 2005 : USA Turtleback

Title: Breakout
Author(s): Paul Fleischman
ISBN: 0-606-33390-8 / 978-0-606-33390-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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February 2005 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Breakout
Author(s): Paul Fleischman
ISBN: 1-4176-6932-2 / 978-1-4176-6932-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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July 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Breakout
Author(s): Paul Fleischman
ISBN: 0-8126-2696-6 / 978-0-8126-2696-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Cricket Books/Marcato
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Paperback Editions

January 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Breakout
Author(s): Paul Fleischman
ISBN: 0-689-87189-9 / 978-0-689-87189-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon Pulse
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Audio Editions

August 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Breakout
Author(s): Paul Fleischman
Publisher: Recorded Books
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August 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Breakout
Author(s): Paul Fleischman
Publisher: Recorded Books
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August 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Breakout
Author(s): Paul Fleischman
Publisher: Recorded Books
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December 2003 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Breakout
Author(s): Paul Fleischman
ISBN: 1-4025-6708-1 / 978-1-4025-6708-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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February 2003 : USA Audio CD

Title: Breakout
Author(s): Paul Fleischman
ISBN: 1-4025-7840-7 / 978-1-4025-7840-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon