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Author(s): J Kilburn

Location(s): Vermont

Genre(s): Coming of Age, Crime, Fiction

Era(s): 1990's



BEFORE by Vermont writer J. Kilburn takes your average teenagers, gives them family and community, and then plausibly and seamlessly drops them into international intrigue in a small New England college town. These teenagers go about their sweet and sordid adventures blissfully unaware of their role in larger and more complicated regional events. BEFORE is a Coming-of-Age story, but it’s also a story about international Organized Crime and the role that small-town folks, your neighbors, your loved ones, and even the Honors Student next door might play in that dark and dangerous world.

Coming-of-Age / Crime Fiction – 500 pages – 2022
Set in Vermont, also includes brief scenes in Montreal, Quebec

LCSH: Teenagers – Fiction | Parenting – Fiction | Organized Crime – Fiction | Career Development – Fiction | Moral Development – Fiction
BISAC: FICTION / Action & Adventure | FICTION / Coming of Age | FICTION / Crime

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