Ten Thousand Saints - Eleanor Henderson

Straight edge, the youth-oriented subculture characterized by hardcore punk rock music, vegetarianism, celibacy, and Hare Krishna in the mid to late 1980’s, forms the backdrop of Ten Thousand Saints. After his best friend Teddy dies from a tragic drug overdose, teenaged Jude leaves his working class Vermont neighborhood to live with his father in New York City’s East Village. There he meets up with Teddy’s older brother and is caught up in the “straight edge” scene. Author Eleanor Henderson’s portrayal of this way of life captures the earnestness, creativity, and oftentimes naivety of the young people caught up in it. At its core, it’s a gripping story about alienation, identity, and self discovery.

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ISBN: 9780062021021
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Published: Ecco - June 7th, 2011

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ISBN: 9780062021212
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Published: Ecco - September 12th, 2017