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Damey & Grandpa Tutor Gathered with his adoptive white great uncles for the official reading of Grandpa's will, Damey's mind drifted back fourteen years. Moving into a Habitat for Humanity's home across from William (Bill) Berkley, a retired secondary school teacher, turned into the first good break in Damey's life. Bill stepped in to be his tutor, mentor, friend, confidant, and eventual adoptive grandpa. African American Damey and Alex, his Hispanic buddy, teamed up for games and adventures-including the time where the two found themselves lost in the woods after following a pure white deer. One cannot stay lost for long before nature calls. Damey cleaned himself using green, three-pronged leaves found in the woods-poison ivy. Sometimes, RediCares do not concern themselves with patient modesty. Later in the year, Xavier, Damey's biological father, returned to the scene. Their initial contact left Damey suspicious and not liking him. Shaundra, his mother, had fallen in love with the man at fourteen and wanted to pursue the relationship to see if her lingering feelings were real or imaginary. After Xavier visited a week in April, Shaundra and Damey drove to Oklahoma for two weeks to continue the journey. Damey and Xavier's relationship deteriorated to the point where he slapped the boy hard enough to bounce him off the cupboards and into a heap on the floor. Using Googled maps, Damey decided to ride a bike back to Michigan-almost 1100 miles. Author Bio Larry Webb taught secondary school English for thirty-five years.
    Publication DateJune 14, 2014
    Primary CategoryFiction/Coming of Age

    Damey & Grandpa Tutor

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