Sunday, September 2, 2012
FITZ by Mick Cochrane. Knopf, November 2011.
Fitz (short for Fitzgerald, one of his mother's favorite authors) has a gun and a plan. Fitz plans to kidnap his father, a man who has never been a part of Fitz' life. He will take his father at gun point. Unfortunately, Fitz has not thought much farther than that one act, so once he gets his father and they head to the city zoo, Fitz' mind is in a whirl trying to think about what to do next. In the span of just one day, how much can Fitz change his life and his father's? Cochrane explores the inner workings of a young man who needs to know WHY his father elected to remain apart from the family. <475>