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The acclaimed and ground breaking collection of short stories, poetry, and allegory by Andrew Vachss, one of the most powerful voices in the field of child protection. This work is an illumination of the realities of child abuse, juvenile violence…a nd tribute to the power of imagination.
“Another Chance is Dr. Seuss dressed up as a Scorsese movie, another on-target hit by an author who has made children his primary concern.”
Another Chance to Get it Right offers a unique look at the potential of parenting, as much inspirational as it is instructional, both a blessing and a warning for us all.
Another Chance To Get It Right first debuted as the cover of Parade magazine in 1991. Oprah Winfrey read it aloud in during her 1993 interview with Andrew Vachss
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The novel concerns the friendship between Father Christmas, who lives for 100 years, and Father Time, who lives for only one. Each year Santa Claus watches a new version of his friend grow old and die, before being replaced; however, Santa’s hundred years is up and it is now his turn to find a replacement.
Long ago, long before Sylver the weasel was born, the humans all left Welkin. Now life for a weasel – under the heavy paw of the vicious stoat rulers – is pretty miserable (unless you happen to be a weasel who LIKES living in a hovel and toiling all hours for the benefit of the stoats). It’s certainly not enough for Sylver. Or for his small band of outlaws, both jacks and jills. But slingshots and darts can only do so much against heavily-armed stoats and life as an outlaw has a fairly limited future (probably a painful one, too). That’s when Sylver comes up with his plan – a heroic plan that could destroy the stoats’ reign of power for ever. He will find the humans, and bring them back to Welkin! And the first step is to follow up a clue from the past – a clue that lies in a place known as Thunder Oak…