Red Pony, The - Unabridged Audio Book
InformationA classic story by Nobel Prize winning author, John Steinbeck.
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ISBN: 9780142429259Format: Audio CDRunning Time: 3 hours approxCountry of Origin: USAPublisher: PenguinAge Group: Children
Like most ten-year-old boys, Jody Tiflin has the urge for rebellion as well as the need to be loved.
John Steinbeck's masterpiece celebrates the spirit and courage of adolescence. Steinbeck draws on his memories of childhood in these stories about a boy who embodies both the rebellious spirit and the contradictory desire for acceptance of early adolescence.
Unlike most coming-of-age stories, the cycle does not end with a hero "matured" by circumstances. Reversing common interpretations, "The Red Pony" is imbued with a sense of loss. Jody's encounters with birth and death express a common theme in Steinbeck's fiction: They are parts of the ongoing process of life, "resolving" nothing.