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By Jack Gantos

Formats: print and downloadable audiobook

Author’s Website

New York Times Book Review

Video interview with Patrick Flanery

Publisher Description
In the summer of 1971, Jack Gantos was an aspiring writer looking for adventure, cash for college tuition, and a way out of a dead-end job. For ten thousand dollars, he recklessly agreed to help sail a sixty-foot yacht loaded with a ton of hashish from the Virgin Islands to New York City, where he and his partners sold the drug until federal agents caught up with them. Read more…