Sky: A Novel in Three Sets and an Encore
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New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2004.
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1st ed.
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265 pages ; 22 cm.
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Book
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English
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9781442339736 (pbk), 144233973X (pbk)

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"A Richard Jackson Book."
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Alec Schuyler has two immediate problems: what to do with the rest of his life, and what to do about Suze Matheson. She's his date for the Winter Dance. And she's got trouble of her own. The English teacher, Mr. "Call me Mark" Truscott, has made a move on her, a move which Sky has witnessed from his hiding place in a coat closet. Fifteen-year-old Sky is not one for making scenes -- or even speaking up. Instead he speaks through his music, his jazz piano. This novel, in three sets and an encore, plays all the chords and paradiddles of Sky's life -- at the moment, the life of a runaway in New York City, 1959. So how come he's hiding in a tenth-grade homeroom coat closet? Since his mother died, Sky and his father have had their umpteenth fight about the future. Like many a kid, Sky must leave home to get home. For him it's the world of Beat poetry and cool jazz. Along the way, he discovers an unexpected guide -- a blind musician who shows Sky how to see -- and learns what he has to lose to gain his own voice.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Townley, R. (2004). Sky: A Novel in Three Sets and an Encore . Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Townley, Rod. 2004. Sky: A Novel in Three Sets and an Encore. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Townley, Rod. Sky: A Novel in Three Sets and an Encore New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2004.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Townley, Rod. Sky: A Novel in Three Sets and an Encore Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2004.

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