Raising Wrecker (Kobo eBook)

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After foster-parenting four young siblings a decade ago, Summer Wood
tried to imagine a place where kids who are left alone or taken from
their families would find the love and the family they deserve. For her,
fiction was the tool to realize that world, and Wrecker, the central
character in her second novel, is the abandoned child for whom life
turns around in most unexpected ways. It's June of 1965 when Wrecker
enters the world. The war is raging in Vietnam, San Francisco is
tripping toward flower power, and Lisa Fay, Wrecker's birth mother, is
knocked nearly sideways by life as a single parent in a city she can
barely manage to navigate on her own. Three years later, she's in
prison, and Wrecker is left to bounce around in the system before he's
shipped off to live with distant relatives in the wilds of Humboldt
County, California. When he arrives he's scared and angry, exploding at
the least thing, and quick to flee. Wrecker is the story of this
boy and the motley group of isolated eccentrics who come together to
raise him and become a family along the way.

For readers taken with the special boy at the center of The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, Wrecker will be a welcome companion.

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9781608194735
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication Date: February 15th, 2011