By John McManus
From Whiting Award-winning author John McManus comes a debut novel of startling originality and mystery.
The son of an unknown father and an ostracized mom, and the subsequent of kinfolk in an extended line of bastard family members, nine-year-old Loren Garland lives a lifetime of refined secret underneath the shadow of an East Tennessee mountain. it's on his family's broken-down property that Loren's mind's eye grows, and with it, the intense voice of Bitter Milk, a tender boy named Luther who could be Loren's imaginary good friend, his sense of right and wrong, or his evil dual. And but outdoor the puzzle of Loren's mind, there are the darker goings-on of his family—his mom who needs she have been a guy, his new uncle who plans to improve the Garland land into genuine property, and his withered grandfather who holds the extended family jointly via truculence and worry. whilst Loren's mom disappears, he needs to set out on a quest of his personal devising, tossing apart the trimmings of teenage to be able to observe the reality of the world.
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