Friday 56 is hosted by Freda.
here it is...
Suddenly Amilcar came into the garage. He lived on Palmerston, but his laneway was shared with Euclid, one block over. Amilcar was nine when he came to Canada. His family had com from mainland Portugal, as he never failed to remind us dirty Azoreans. My mother told us that he was only a boy and that he didn't really know what he was saying, that he was only repeating what he heard from his parents. I knew he said it because he was an asshole. Even though he was fourteen now he was in our class. He had been held back a year when he first arrived and then he failed the following year.
This is a coming of age story, set in a very difficult time in Toronto. If you think bullying is something new, think again.