My Sunshine Away Themes & Motifs

M.O. Walsh
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Coming of Age

My Sunshine Away is a coming of age story where the protagonist develops into a mature man and responsible father despite the lack of a positive role model and angst-ridden adolescent years. The novel follows the narrator's progression from a pre-teen into adulthood.

As a younger teen he plays with the other kids on the block and has a low level crush on his neighbor Lindy. He loves to watch her run, play football and ride her bike. He notices with longing the special attention she gets from another boy in the neighborhood following a pretend game of King and Queen of the forest. As he gains a sexual education from a boy at school, the narrator's desires develop. He begins to draw pornographic pictures of Lindy and his fantasies expand. Personally he continues to search for his own identity. He mirrors Lindy's persona...

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