Acclaimed author Joseph Bruchac's powerful story of family and identity -- now in paperback with After Words bonus material!
Eleven-year-old Sonny and his mother can't predict his father's sudden abusive rages. Jake's anger only gets worse after long days at the paper mill -- and when Uncle Louis appears. Louis seems to show up when Sonny and his mother need help most, but there is something about his quiet wisdom that only fuels Jake's rage. Through an unexpected friendship with a new school librarian, Sonny gains the strength to stand up to his father, and to finally confront his mother and uncle about a secret family heritage that may be the key to his father's self-hatred.
Scholastic Paperbacks, 9780439353595, 160pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 2006