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Clay Garrity is 11 years old, and he has never felt so alone in life. Weeks before, his father lost his job and left Clay and his mother, who was pregnant, to fend for themselves. Soon after, they moved into a welfare hotel. They didn't have much, but they did have each other. Now his mother is gone too. And all Clay has to live on is the $28.75 she left under a box of doughnuts. On the 6th day, running out of food and afraid that the welfare people will come and take him away, Clay leaves the apartment and begins to wander the streets of New York City. Clay knows he can't continue to live this way for long. Already his memories of school and the people he cares about are fading. If he leaves the streets he may never see his mother again. But if he stays he may not see tomorrow.

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About the Author
Author Paula Fox

Paula Fox was born in New York City in 1923. Her mother rejected her at birth and she was rescued from an orphanage by her grandmother, who raised her around Florida, Cuba, and other parts of the United States. She attended Columbia University, and worked as a teacher and tutor until starting a career as a writer in her forties. For her work, she won the international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1978, the 1974 Newbery Medal for her novel The Slave Dancer; a 1983 National Book Award in Children’s Fiction for A Place Apart; and the 2008 Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis for A Portrait of Ivan in its German-language edition, Ein Bild von Ivan. In 2011 Fox was inducted into the New York State Writers Hall of Fame.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty AudioFile Erphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.