Yours is one of those books, I wouldn't mind owning in paperback.
It has "dreamy" and "laid back" clear view on these melancholic forgotten suburbs.
I tried to read at work, but I only read random chapters here and there..in different days.(It's make me think /dream to much at work..that's why am not able to REALLY read it)
But to do it justice, I read it while chilling on my couch.
while listening to Bruce Springsteen live-CD number: 3.
and sipping some whiskey, slowly...
You might say:
"But Milo, CD 1 or 2 of the live are more appropriate for my book. They have thunder road,etc..etc.."
Anyway, great book.
Btw: the kid that would lie for his friend (during the car race).was that based on someone real?
I appreciate how you started the whole SHEBANG with a 'BECAUSE the datsung....' (It's the BECAUSE that killed me..in a good way)