Back Roads

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Thorndike Press, 2000 - Fiction - 511 pages
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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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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

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Hurley Altmyer is a 19-year-old who has taken on the responsibility for his three younger sisters after their mother has been convicted and sentenced to life in prison for shooting their father. He is ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
6
Section 2
7
Section 3
15
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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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