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Billy Boy

(2002)
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There are tough times ahead for sixteen-year-old Billy. After his mother dies, he goes to Fort Worth with his father, whose drinking and gambling leave them all but penniless. Desperate to make a life for himself, Billy heads over to Colonial Country Club, where he hopes to get work as a caddie. He finds much more than he bargained for.
Before long, Billy makes a place for himself behind the privileged walls of Colonial. His attitude draws the approval of an eccentric millionaire club member, while his looks draw the attention of the millionaire's beautiful granddaughter--much to the displeasure of her boyfriend, the club champion. But Billy's run of luck is short-lived, as he confronts the hard realities of the world and of human nature both on and off the golf course. Now, Billy must face down his fears and doubts about where he comes from, where he wants to go, and who he really is. Bud Shrake's Billy Boy is an unforgettable coming-of-age tale of life, love, and beating the odds, set against the far-reaching horizons of the American West.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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September 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Billy Boy
Author(s): Bud Shrake
ISBN: 0-7432-2480-9 / 978-0-7432-2480-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
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October 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Billy Boy
Author(s): Bud Shrake
ISBN: 0-613-70828-8 / 978-0-613-70828-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Topeka Bindery
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Paperback Editions

October 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Billy Boy: A Novel
Author(s): Bud Shrake
ISBN: 0-7432-2748-4 / 978-0-7432-2748-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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July 2003 : USA Paperback

Title: Billy Boy
Author(s): Bud Shrake
ISBN: 0-606-28670-5 / 978-0-606-28670-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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Audio Editions

2002 : USA Audio CD

Title: Billy Boy
Author(s): Bud Shrake
ISBN: 1-4025-2932-5 / 978-1-4025-2932-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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March 2002 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Billy Boy: A Novel
Author(s): Bud Shrake
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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March 2002 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Billy Boy: A Novel
Author(s): Bud Shrake
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon UK