He is a typical 15-year-old boy. A sophomore on the B honor roll. A kid with a messy room, an electric guitar, a notebook full of song lyrics, vague dreams about doing something great some day. A crush on a red-hair girl. The city is full of kids like him. America is full of kids like him. He's nothing special.

Except that he's carrying a Smith & Wesson .38 revolver in the waistband of his jeans and a gutful of confusion, a lifetime's resentment in his heart. A gnawing hunger for a father he's never known.




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Mick Cochrane is a writer who lives in Buffalo, New York. He is the author of four novels, most recently, Fitz. He is professor of English and Lowery Writer-in-Residence at Canisius College, where he teaches writing and literature.