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Barnes*&*Noble.com - Books: Boy Still Missing, by John Searles, Mass Market Paperback, Bargain
"This much-anticipated first novel from Searles (book editor at Cosmopolitan) is a vivid blue-collar coming-of-age story with more than the usual supply of plot twists: abductions, abortion, adoption, alcoholism, media frenzies and ..."
What does it mean by "blue-collar coming-of-age" story?
'Blue-collar' = working man, the average laborer (not an executive or office worker)
'Coming-of-age' refers to social rituals or customs associated with becoming an adult in one's society.