A guy whose father ripped his heart out too. Me and you, Ishmael, we're brothers, two dark sons. Betrayed, lost, and isolated, the perspectives of two teenage boys---modern-day Sam and biblical Ishmael---unite over millennia to illustrate the power of forgiveness. 'Both lyrical and powerful, Grimes' unusual novel is a meditation on faith and father-son relationships . . . Grimes' commanding metaphors, authoritative style, and complex characterizations are uniquely compelling.' ---Publisher's Weekly, starred review 'The elemental connections and the hop ('You made it in the end and so will I') will speak to a wide audience.' ---Booklist, starred review
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