Back Roads

by Tawni O'Dell | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0451202341 Global Overview for this book
Registered by arugh48187 of Highland Park, Illinois USA on 9/8/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by arugh48187 from Highland Park, Illinois USA on Friday, September 08, 2017
Culling the shelves. This one is no longer of interest. Hope it finds a more enthusiastic reader.

Harley Altmyer should be in college drinking Rolling Rock and chasing girls. He should be freed from his closed-minded, stricken coal town, with its lack of jobs and no sense of humor. Instead, he's constantly reminded of just how messed up his life is.

With his mother in jail for killing his abusive father, Harley is an orphan with the responsibilities of an adult and the fiery, aggressive libido of a teenager. Just nineteen years old, he's marooned in the Pennsylvania backwoods caring for his three younger sisters, whose feelings about him range from stifling dependence to loathing. And once he develops an obsession with the sexy, melancholic mother of two living down the road, those Victoria's Secret catalogs just won't do the trick anymore. He wants Callie Mercer so badly he fears he will explode. But it's the family secrets, the lies, and the unspoken truths that light the fuse and erupt into a series of staggering surprises, leaving what's left of his family in tatters. Through every ordeal, the unforgettable Harley could never know that his endearing humor, his love for his sisters, and his bumbling heroics would redeem them all.

Funny and heartbreaking, Tawni O'Dell's pitch-perfect characters capture the maddening confusion of adolescence and the prickly nature of family with irony and unerring honesty. Back Roads is a riveting novel by a formidable new talent.

"One day you're that guy who's happy he managed to survive high school and get that almighty piece of paper, and you're thinking you might try to get a job at Redi-Mix concrete where your dad's worked since the beginning of time. And at least you've got a family you can stand even if they are all sisters.

Journal Entry 2 by arugh48187 at -- Wild, somewhere in Edina in Edina, Minnesota USA on Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (10/24/2018 UTC) at -- Wild, somewhere in Edina in Edina, Minnesota USA


Don't know where or when I released this one, but it is not here. Happy reading!

Journal Entry 3 by arugh48187 at Edina, Minnesota USA on Sunday, October 28, 2018
Doh! Found it. I'm a doofus.

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