rocket-paced follow-up to the Newbery Medal–winning Dead End in Norvelt opens
deep in the shadow of the Cuban missile crisis. But instead of Russian
warheads, other kinds of trouble are raining down on young Jack Gantos and his
utopian town of Norvelt in western Pennsylvania. After an explosion, a new
crime by an old murderer, and the sad passing of the town’s founder,
twelve-year-old Jack will soon find himself launched on a mission that takes
him hundreds of miles away, escorting his slightly mental elderly mentor, Miss
Volker, on her relentless pursuit of the oddest of outlaws.
their trip turns south in more ways than one, it’s increasingly clear that the
farther from home they travel, the more off-the-wall Jack and Miss Volker’s
adventure becomes a raucous road novel about roots and revenge, a last chance
at love, and the power of a remarkable friendship. Download and start listening now!