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Old 02-02-2013, 04:20 PM   #1
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"The entire McGee family was nuts as it turns out. I knew they were different from the very beginning, but I was attracted to them for some reason. My mother always said that I was attracted to things that were not good for me...."
Fascinated by a family of hillbillies that move into his neighborhood, John White gets too close and ends up fighting for his life.

"Yonkers Raceway didn't give me the elegant feeling that I expected from the "sport of kings." Maybe there's something less graceful about horses that trot pulling a sulky with a driver in tow than horses that run free with jockeys on their backs..."
The toughs and bookies that live and work at trotting tracks play for keeps. A teenage boy is in over his head.

"Everyone in town called her Crooked-Ass-Annie except my mother who wouldn't have such talk in her house..."
Stumbling into an eerie, mystical world, John "The Crabber" White is given vision beyond what his eyes can see.

This e-book will shock you, amuse you, scare you and touch you.

"Bennett recounts the adventures of John "Crabber" White, a young man growing up on Long Island in the 1950s...The stories are a blend of the humorous and the sentimental, the devastating and the hopeful...The subjects of the stories can be surprising, too, with the death of a sibling followed by an encounter with the ghosts of long-lost children....the variation in themes is intriguing."~ Kirkus Reviews

"Earlier this week I had one of those dreadful days that leave you wound up and cross and I reached for a book to relax with. I didn't think about it - I picked up The Crabber Stories (By 17) because I knew that I would feel better for reading them. I did. Crabber worked his magic in these eight, beautifully written stories." ~Sue Magee - the bookbag.co.uk

This e-book, By 17, is available on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/By-17-ebook/dp...keywords=By+17

Barnes and Noble's Nook Bookstore at http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/by-1...=2940033033096

Apple's i Bookstore at https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the...05429500?mt=11

If you have another e-Reader device go to Smashwords at https://dwtr67e3ikfml.cloudfront.net...2decfac88e0cc9
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