Why we fight

Reality Boy - A.S. King

"His name is Jacko. I have no idea what his real name is. He's Jamaican, but not really, because his accent is fake.  His parents moved to Blue Marsh when he was three and he's a middle-class kid now – – dreaming he could be as poor as his parents were so he could be as  interesting as they are, telling stories about their fishing village and living in a shack with a tin roof or something.

 

That's why he fights, I bet. Because being middle class is boring as hell."

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