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Corner Boys is Robert Hunt’s memoir of growing up on the mean streets of St. John’s in the 1950s and ’60s. Within the working-class neighbourhoods that are central to this tale, trouble seemed to lurk behind every corner, ready to be found by those who were looking for it. This dark yet humorous coming-of-age story follows a young and mischievous boy along the sidewalks anCorner Boys is Robert Hunt’s memoir of growing up on the mean streets of St. John’s in the 1950s and ’60s. Within the working-class neighbourhoods that are central to this tale, trouble seemed to lurk behind every corner, ready to be found by those who were looking for it. This dark yet humorous coming-of-age story follows a young and mischievous boy along the sidewalks and into the backyards of a turbulent—and sometimes violent—city....

Title : Corner Boys
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ISBN : 9781926881508
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 162 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Corner Boys Reviews

  • Amanda
    2018-11-09 01:04

    I found a used copy of this at Afterwords in St. John's and it took me a day to read it. Robert Hunt makes this book a quick read, somewhat humorous and a little scattered. I found the writing a little disorganized compared to other memoirs I read in the past, but he kept relaying the theme of finding one's peace. He had quite a remarkable childhood in downtown St. John's! From neighborhood bullies, to "borrowing" shop items and half a bakery, to being so severely beaten by an Irish Christian Brother it's a wonder Robert is even alive to tell the story. He and his friends lived through an interesting era in St. John's history and that is one of the reasons I picked up his book, it was fascinating to get a little story into how things were in the 1950's and 1960's of the town I grew up in.

  • Jerry Cranford
    2018-10-26 01:03

    "Corner Boys is humourous and enjoyable. It evokes, not just the historic past of a part of a city and an era, but the emotional and psychological past of childhood and adolescence." -- Newfoundland Quarterly"This remembrance concerning growing up and 'knocking around' with friends around the area of Casey Street/McKay Street/Brazil Street actually compares favourably with Mordecai Richler’s The Street and Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes." -- The Western Star"This is one of the best books about growing up — and being a kid — that I have ever read. It moved me even more profoundly than This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolfe." -- The Western Star

  • Joan Butler
    2018-10-24 22:15

    Nice reflection on St. John's. The copy I borrowed from library was read by someone who was offended by some swear words so they took the liberty to black them out!

  • Rosalind
    2018-10-19 00:03

    Great story about growing up in early Downtown St. John's. An enjoyable read especially for Newfoundlanders!