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Theodore Weesner


Theodore Weesner was born in 1935 in Flint, Michigan. After serving in the army, he attended Michigan State University and the University of Iowa. He currently teaches at Emerson College in Boston.. He has written novels and short stories but is best-known for his straightforward account of the juvenile delinquent, Alex, in The Car Thief. He died in 2015.

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Theodore Weesner


1972 The Car Thief
1976 A German Affair
1987 The True Detective
1990 Winning the City
1992 Children’s Hearts (stories)
1994 Novemberfest
2000 Harbor Lights
2012 Winning the City Redux
2015 Carrying
2016 Lucky Strikes