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Cover of: The Arizona kid | Ronald Koertge
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A trip out West to work at a racetrack — and a sojourn with a sophisticated gay uncle — bring unexpected discoveries in this quick-witted coming-of-age novel by the author of STONER & SPAZ and MARGAUX WITH AN X.

I was in the West. The Old West. The Wild West! A whole summer in a new place: a place away from my parents, a place so hot the girls probably wore bikinis to church, a place where I'd take a giant step toward my dream: becoming a vet. A place where — who knows? — anything might happen.

From the moment sixteen-year-old Billy steps off the train in Tucson, he knows this will be a summer unlike any he's seen in small-town Bradleyville, Missouri. For starters, he's staying with his cool gay uncle, who has managed to get him a job at the racetrack caring for horses. Still, Billy doesn't expect the horseracing world to be quite as rough and tumble as this — toiling side by side with a macho survivalist and falling hard for the feisty, romance-shy "exercise girl" Cara Mae. With his trademark fast-paced dialogue filled with wit and compassion, Ron Koertge tells the tale of an insecure teen who discovers that gaining stature involves more than Stetsons and boots — and that lessons on love and manhood come from the places you least expect.

9 editions First published in 1988

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The Arizona kid
2005, Random House Canada
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The Arizona kid
2005, Candlewick
in English - 1st Candlewick Press ed.
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The Arizona Kid
May 1994, Flare
Paperback in English
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The Arizona kid
1990, Horizons
in English
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The Arizona kid
1989, Avon Books
in English
Cover of: The Arizona kid
The Arizona kid
1989, Avon Books
in English
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The Arizona kid
1988, Joy Street Books
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: The Arizona kid
The Arizona kid
1988, Joy Street Books
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: The Arizona kid
The Arizona kid
1988, Avon Books
in English

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