FROM THE BOOK JACKET: Samuel Hawley isnt like the other fathers in Olympus, Massachusetts. A loner who spent years living on the run, he raised his beloved daughter, Loo, on the road, moving from motel to motel, always watching his back. Now that Loos a teenager, Hawley wants only to give her a normal life. In his late wifes hometown, he finds work as a fisherman, while Loo struggles to fit in at the local high school.
Growing more and more curious about the mother she never knew, Loo begins to investigate. Soon, everywhere she turns, she encounters the mysteries of her parents lives before she was born. This hidden past is made all the more real by the twelve scars her father carries on his body. Each scar is from a bullet Hawley took over the course of his criminal career. Each is a memory: of another place on the map, another thrilling close call, another moment of love lost and found. As Loo uncovers a history thats darker than she could have known, the demons of her fathers past spill over into the present—and together both Hawley and Loo must face a reckoning yet to come.
AUTHOR INFO: Hannah Tinti is the author of the short story collection Animal Crackers and co-founder and editor in chief of One Story magazine. Her best-selling novel, The Good Thief, is a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, winner of the Quality Paperback Bookclub New Voices Award, winner of the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize, and a recipient of the American Library Association's Alex Award.
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