Chris Fuhrman (1960–1991) was an American novelist, author of The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys.
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, set in Savannah, Georgia in the early 1970s, centers on Francis Doyle, Tim Sullivan, and their three closest friends, altar boys at Blessed Sacrament and eighth grade classmates at the parish school.
Fuhrman died of cancer in 1991 while working on the final revision of The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, his only novel.
A film adaptation, The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, was released in 2002. It was directed by Peter Care, dedicated to Fuhrman, and starred Emile Hirsch, Kieran Culkin, Jena Malone, Jodie Foster, and Vincent D'Onofrio.
- The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys – University of Georgia Press, 1994, ISBN 0-8203-1632-6
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