Robert Cormier, journalist and author of The Chocolate War, was also a cyclist's writer.
In I am Cheese, a dark coming of age story, the main character Adam Farmer cycles from his home in small town New England (Massachusetts) en route to his father's house across the state border to New Hampshire.
The story jumps back and forth between the journey on an old simple bicycle to sessions in which the adult Farmer meets with his psychiatrist.
Adam, both as a young person and as an adult, struggles with various demons. The young person is awakening to the realization that he will be a writer; the older person is trying to sort out the secrets his family hides.
A powerful and well written work.
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