Imagine J.D. Salinger (Catcher in the Rye), William Golding (Lord of the Flies) and Stephen King (The Body) sitting down to write a fast-paced coming-of-age saga set in a working-class American neighborhood in the turbulent 1960s Vietnam era.
A new kid arrives in the neighborhood, carrying the emotional scars of early parental loss, and all the aggressive attitude a schizophrenic and alcoholic stepfather can create. His story, and the story of the neighborhood around him as he tries to fit in, is a powerful tale that deals with the tough issues of bullying, family dysfunction, alcoholism, madness and war.
“Skillfully written and emotionally charged.” ~ Kirkus Reviews
“Herron is a master of character development.” ~ Lorraine Carey for Readers Favorite
“A must read…” ~ Compulsion Reads
“Don’t let this one slip under the radar…” ~ TBR Book Reviews