Cid Wymann, a scrappy kid fighting to survive a harsh upbringing in Queens, NY, is a almost a prisoner in his own home. His only escape is sneaking to Times Square to see Errol Flynn movies full of swordplay and duels. He s determined to become a great fencer, but after his family disintegrates, Cid spends five years at an orphanage until his injured war-veteran cousin Lefty arrives from England t...
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Westside Books; First edition (May 31, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1 x 8.8 inches
Amazon Rank: 4247326
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I can only say BRAVO and again BRAVO. What an enjoyable read. Lunievicz's writing is very articulate without slipping into ego-inflating or self-satisfied flourishes. Just the facts with efficient language that lets the characters breathe and enough ...
. Lefty teaches Cid about acting and stage combat, especially fencing, and introduces him to Nikolai Varvarinski, a brilliant drunken Russian fencing master who trains Cid. By 16, Cid learns to channel his aggression through the harsh discipline of the blade, eventually taking on enemies old and new as he perfects his skills. Evocative of The Book Thief with a dash of Gangs of New York, Open Wounds is the page-turning story of a lost boy s quest to become a man.