Sunday, 20 May 2018

What happened to Link?

In my adolescence, I read a book about a young man who didn't get along with his mother's new guy, got kicked out and started living on the streets. He got survival tips from a guy: change your name - it mustn't have any connections to your past. So he became Link. Then he got to experience happenings like what he considers his sleeping spot - an entrance to a house - is somebody else's toilet.

But I can't remember the name of the book - or what happened to him in the end. Did he come back, knocking on his mother's door, and said this can't go on? Apply to a university? I remember him having difficulties getting a job, because they will never contact you if you leave the address field blank, they would know you are homeless.

Have you read this? Recognise the story? How did he do?

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