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Author Sie, James, author.

Title Still life Las Vegas [Axis 360 electronic resource]/ James Sie ; illustrated by Sungyoon Choi.

Edition First Edition.
Publication Info. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
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Description 1 online resource (326 pages) : Illustrations (some color).
Note "A novel"--Dust jacket.
Summary "Recent high school graduate and aspiring artist Walter Stahl lives with his ailing father in the dregs of Las Vegas, their lives overshadowed by the disappearance of Walter's mother, who drove off when he was five and never returned. Although Walter has never so much as seen a photograph of his mother, it doesn't stop him from keeping an eye out for her in the groups of tourists he caters to in his dead-end job along the Strip. Then Walter meets Chrysto and Acacia, a brother and sister working as living statues at the Venetian Hotel, and his world cracks open. Spending less time caring for his father, and more time riding on the backs of Vespas and drawing, Walter finds life has more to offer than he could have imagined. But as his feelings for Chrysto deepen, and as clues behind his mother's disappearance start to reveal themselves, Walter is forced to face the truth about himself and his family history. Threading through this coming-of-age story are beautiful and heart-wrenching graphic illustrations, depicting how Walter's mother Emily, a Vietnamese-born accordion player, abandoned her family to chase a vision of Liberace across the country; and how Walter's father went searching for her amongst the gondolas of the Venetian Hotel. In Still Life Las Vegas, the magical collides with the mundane; memory, sexual awakening and familial ties all lead to a place where everything is illuminated, and nothing is real"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Self-realization -- Fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
Coming out (Sexual orientation) -- Fiction.
Family secrets -- Fiction.
Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Fiction.
Genre Bildungsromans.
Bildungsromans.
Electronic books.
Added Author Choi (Illustrator).
Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Other Form: Print version: Sie, James, author. Still life Las Vegas. First Edition 9781250055668 (DLC) 2015017289 (OCoLC)910073204
ISBN 9781466859265
1466859261
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