A heartbreaking story, narrated by twelve-year-old Jack, whose family is caring for fourteen-year-old Joseph. Joseph is misunderstood. He was incarcerated for trying to kill a teacher. Or so the rumours say. But Jack and his family see something others in town don’t want to.
What's more, Joseph has a daughter he’s never seen. The two boys go on a journey through the bitter Maine winter to help Joseph find his baby - no matter the cost.
"One of the most beautiful books I have ever read"
"Schmidt provokes tears, despite his underplayed prose, with a tone and directness reminiscent of John Steinbeck."
"A deeply affecting story of love and loss that sympathetically reflects the intensity of adolescence."
"Schmidt writes with an elegant simplicity in this paean to the power of love"
"A YA novella about love and friendship and loyalty... be prepared to be moved"