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Juvenile delinquents

Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Instructions by Adam Levin, Eliyahu Brooklyn, and Emmanuel Liebman. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
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Nov 29, 2010 — Adam Levin's hulking debut novel joins the ranks of other thousand-page books that have earned a lot of media buzz. But is it really worth hours of your time?
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Jan 12, 2009 — Social scientist Luke Bergmann put himself in the story when he moved to Detroit to study the underground drug economy. The risk was worth it: Getting Ghost provides an eye-opening portrait of a dark, alternative world hidden in plain site.
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Dec 10, 2005 — John Hubner's Last Chance in Texas: The Redemption of Criminal Youth, includes a profile of Antonio Alvarado. Hubner and Alvarado speak with Scott Simon.
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