Wrecker

Wrecker

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Baker & Taylor
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. The eccentric clan had come to California looking to build a community, maybe, but not a family. But from the moment Wrecker walks into Ruth's arms, a transformation begins that ripples far beyond one nearly broken, wholly remarkable boy.

McMillan Palgrave

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.



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Emerging from the 1960s foster care system angry and scared, Wrecker is sent to live with distant relatives in the wilds of Humboldt County, California, where he forges an unexpected family with a motley group of isolated eccentrics. By the award-winning author of Arroyo.
Emerging from the 1960s foster care system angry and scared, Wrecker is sent to live with distant relatives in the wilds of Humboldt County, California, where he forges an unexpected family with a group of isolated eccentrics.

Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2011
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781608192809
1608192806
Branch Call Number: FIC Wood, S 2011
Characteristics: 290 pages ; 22 cm

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