Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them Setting & Symbolism

James Garbarino
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Pearl, Mississippi

This is the town where sixteen-year-old Luke Woodham killed three schoolmates and wounded seven others.

West Paducah, Kentucky

West Paducah, Kentucky is the place where fourteen-year-old Michael Carneal killed three students in a prayer meeting at school.

Jonesboro, Arkansas

Jonesboro, Arkanses is where thirteen-year-old Mitchell Johnson and eleven-year-old Andrew Golden killed four schoolmates and a teacher.

New York City Projects

This is where the author grew up.

Chicago

Chicago is the place where the author lived before moving to Ithaca.

Ithaca, New York

Ithaca, New York is where the author lived while writing this book. It's a rural university town in central New York.

Austin MacCormick Center

Approximately fifteen miles from Ithaca, the center is a model facility that works with "lost boys".

Guns

The author feels that easy access to guns has escalated the fatalities caused by "lost boys".

Television and Film

The author feels...

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