Country Hardball

Country Hardball

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After more than a decade spent in and out of juvenile detention, halfway houses, and jail, Roy Alison returns to his rural hometown determined to do better, to be better. But what he finds is a working-class community devastated by the economic downturn--a town without anything to hold onto but the past. Staying with his grandmother, Roy discovers a family history of good intentions and bad choices, of making do without much chance of doing better. Around him, families lose their sons to war, hunting accidents, drugs. And Roy, along with the town, falls into old patterns established
Publisher: Blue Ash, Ohio : Tyrus Books, c2013.
ISBN: 9781440570810
1440570817
9781440570803
1440570809
Characteristics: 207 pages ; 23 cm

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kelliyfults
Apr 07, 2014

bleak and spare. these stories made me sit up and pay attention. (also made me thankful to be an urban tranplant!) I will keep my eye on Steve Weddle-

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