Where Things Come Back (Compact Disc)

By John Corey Whaley, Josh Hurley (Read by), Fred Berman (Read by)

Brilliance Audio, 9781480563933, 6pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (7/24/2012)
Hardcover (5/3/2011)
Prebound (7/24/2012)
MP3 CD (10/25/2016)
MP3 CD (10/1/2013)

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Description

In the remarkable, bizarre, and heart-rending summer before Cullen Witter's senior year of high school, everything he thinks he understands about his small and painfully dull Arkansas town vanishes. His cousin overdoses; his town becomes absurdly obsessed with the alleged reappearance of an extinct woodpecker; and most troubling of all, his sensitive, gifted fifteen-year-old brother, Gabriel, suddenly and inexplicably disappears.

As Cullen navigates a summer of finding and losing love, holding his fragile family together, and muddling his way into adulthood, a young, disillusioned missionary in Africa searches for meaning wherever he can find it. And when those two stories collide, a surprising and harrowing climax emerges that is tinged with melancholy and regret, comedy and absurdity, and above all, hope.

"A disturbing, heartbreaking finale that retains a touch of hope." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

Winner of the 2012 Michael L. Printz award
Winner of the 2012 William C. Morris award
A Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2011 selection