Back Roads

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Thorndike Press, 2000 - Fiction - 511 pages
422 Reviews
Harley Altmyer should be in college drinking Rolling Rock and chasing girls. Instead, he's marooned in the Pennsylvania backwoods caring for his three younger sisters. Frustrated, overwhelmed, and utterly endearing, he's a guy in an impossible situation: an orphan with the responsibilities of an adult and the fiery; aggressive libido of a teenager. Then family secrets and unspoken truths collide with his youthful sexual obsession, unearthing a series of staggering surprises...

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Great characters, nice plot twists, good read - Goodreads
Good book but it was a little hard to read. - Goodreads
Loved the writing but pretty disturbing. - Goodreads
Was disappointed with the ending. - Goodreads
I love her depiction of rural life. - Goodreads
Deeply disturbing, but a page turner. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Steve - Goodreads

This book kept my attention and I enjoyed the writing; however, the subject matter is disturbing and sad. I just looked up that it is going to become a movie. Can't see anything worthwhile about using this book as a basis for a movie. Read full review

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User Review  - Elise - Goodreads

Think of every stereotype we have about red necks and this book makes sure to include them. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
6
Section 2
7
Section 3
15
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Tawni O'Dell is the "New York Times" bestselling author of Coal Run and Back Roads, which was also an Oprah's Book Club selection. She lives in Pennsylvania with her two children and her husband, literary translator Bernard Cohen.
For more information about the author, visit www.tawniodell.com.

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