One day Harley Altmyer was 18 and thinking about making some kind of life. He had a family he loved and he figured it was time to get a job. Before he has the chance, his life is a minefield: his father is dead, his mother in prison for the murder, three younger sisters to care for, and there's not too much time left over for himself. Suddenly he has two crummy jobs, a fantasy sex life, big worries about the kids and a court-appointed therapist.
A intense physical relationship with a woman living down the road seems to offer a way out, the answer to his problems. But little can he realise that those problems are only just beginning...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - whitewavedarling - LibraryThing
There's no doubt that Back Roads is beautifully written, and it rings as being frighteningly believable. At the same time, perhaps because it did ring so true, a large part of me also wanted a great ... Read full review
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Tawni O'Dell was born and raised in the mining region of western Pennsylvania. "One day you're that guy, (survive high school ... you're thinking you might try to get a job at Redi-Mix concrete where ... Read full review