Too Shattered for Mending

Too Shattered for Mending

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" The missing link between Looking for Alaska and Winter?s Bone, " says Jeff Zentner, author of The Serpent King. Agripping-and gritty-literary mystery that shines a light on rural poverty. "Little" McCardell is doing all he can just to keep it together after the disappearance of his grandfather "Big" and the arrest of his older brother, JT. He?s looking out for his younger cousin, hunting and fishing to keep food on the table, and staying in school-barely.When the cops turn up asking questions about Big, Little doesn?t want to get involved in the investigation. He half cooperates, but his mind is elsewhere, pining after Rowan, the girl JT was dating until he got locked up.Soon Little finds himself drowning in secrets, beholden to the sheriff, to JT, to Rowan, and to Big?s memory, with no clear way out that doesn?t betray at least one of them. And when Little?s deepest secret is revealed, there?s no telling how it could shatter their lives. "A powerful and uncompromising story about survival, loss, fear, and what happens when hope is only the bleakest sliver of light . You will not soon forget Little McCardell or his unwavering spirit ." -Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces "A gritty gem of a book." - David Arnold, New York Times bestselling author of Mosquitoland and Kids of Appetite
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780553538052
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Hoffm
Characteristics: 376 pages ; 22 cm

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