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Good kings, bad kings

Told in alternating perspectives by a varied and vocal cast of characters, Good Kings, Bad Kings pulls back the curtain to reveal the complicated, funny, and tough life inside the walls of ILLC - an institution for juveniles with disabilities. From Yessenia Lopez, who dreams of her next boyfriend, to Teddy, a resident who dresses up daily in a full suit and tie, and Mia, who guards a terrifying secret, Nussbaum has crafted a multifaceted portrait of a way of life hidden from most of us. In their alliances, the residents ultimately find the strength to bond together, resist their mistreatment, and fight back.

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  • "Told in alternating perspectives by a varied and vocal cast of characters, Good Kings, Bad Kings pulls back the curtain to reveal the complicated, funny, and tough life inside the walls of ILLC - an institution for juveniles with disabilities. From Yessenia Lopez, who dreams of her next boyfriend, to Teddy, a resident who dresses up daily in a full suit and tie, and Mia, who guards a terrifying secret, Nussbaum has crafted a multifaceted portrait of a way of life hidden from most of us. In their alliances, the residents ultimately find the strength to bond together, resist their mistreatment, and fight back."@en
  • "The residents at a facility for disabled young people in Chicago build trust and make friends in an effort to fight against their living conditions and mistreatment."
  • "The residents at a facility for disabled young people in Chicago build trust and make friends in an effort to fight against their living conditions and mistreatment."@en
  • "This powerful and inspiring debut is the 2012 winner of Barbara Kingsolver's PEN/Bellwether Prize for fiction. Told in alternating perspectives by a varied and vocal cast of characters, Nussbaum's novel pulls back the curtain to reveal the complicated life inside the walls of an institution for juveniles with disabilities."@en
  • "‘My first week I learned that people refer to ILLC as “illsee". Emphasis on ‘ill'. The Illinois Learning and Life Skills Center may not sound like the name of a nursing home, but that's how they work it. Naming these places is all about misdirection. Inside, it smells, sounds, and looks like your standard-issue nursing home. Same old wolf but in a lamb outfit.'Told in alternating perspectives by a varied cast of characters, Good Kings, Bad Kings is a powerful and inspiring debut that invites us into the lives of a group of teenagers and staff who live at the ILLC. From Yessenia, who dreams of."@en

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  • "Psychological fiction"
  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Electronic books"

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  • "Good kings, bad kings"@en
  • "Good kings, bad kings"
  • "Good kings bad kings : a novel"@en
  • "Good kings bad kings : a novel"
  • "Good Kings, Bad Kings"@en
  • "Good kings bad kings a novel"