A nine-year-old boy's story of growing up in Duluth whose mother died when he was three years old. The story of one family and every family, of a woman whose strength sustains her grandchildren through alcoholism, desertion, and death; and of a young man who fights his way to a new life of hope, peace, and love--P.  of cover.
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