by Louis Greenstein
At the age of seven, Jason Benson first experiences the wonders of Atlantic City--carnival rides, gypsies, Miss America. Smitten, he decides to live there forever. But when we meet him as an adult in New York, he's been keeping his youth a secret. Why? This dual coming-of-age tale traces the adventures of the young Jason and the moral growth of the adult who must come to terms with his past.