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Review — THE JOURNEY OF MAX BRAVERMAN by Chris Honore (Colombia)

Review — THE JOURNEY OF MAX BRAVERMAN by Chris Honore (Colombia)

  The Journey of Max Braverman by Chris Honoré (Colombia 1967-69) Independent Publishing 424 pages January 2018 $16.oo (paperback Reviewed by David Arnold (Ethiopia 1964-66) • If a novel can be a re-imagined life of an observant writer, which would be more difficult for one of us whose published work is reviewed in The Peace Corps Worldwide blog: the characters and events that we recall from a long-ago life in Colombia, or fiction we create from a more familiar American adolescence? The Journey of Max Braverman is the debut novel of freelance writer, journalist and former California high school English teacher Chris Honoré. In his case, Honoré–who served in Colombia in the late 60s and now lives in the small university town of Ashland, Oregon—chose to write about the innocence of teenagers coming of age that eventually encounters the social reality of America’s struggle with White supremacy. The Journey of . . .

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