Thirteen year old Conor Kelman loves Wylina. Next on the list is Sport, an Australian Shepherd mix.
He learns that things are taken away.
Moved around the country like a bag of groceries, he faces heartbreak in a new town with nothing to ease the pain but a pawnshop guitar and the ghost that comes with it.
Coming of age in the 50s—a time when little is known about ADHD, Conor is in a constant state of awkward discomfort. Inwardly, he hangs from a cliff by his fingertips, waiting for what's next to go wrong.
Raising the kid that is different from the first three, the mother relies on God, and his father uses physical discipline. Neither prayer nor the belt works. Despite being a spitting image of this dad, Conor harbors thoughts that they aren’t his real parents.
It’s easy to make a list of those he can’t trust. Wylina and Carlos, a kid he’s never met, come first. Next comes parents, teachers, and friends who turn on you. He writes his perfect brother Franky in pencil because it gets moved a lot.
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Coming of age, Dysfunctional family, ADHD, Young love, Ghost, Music, Hank Williams
Amazon Review Blurbs
Paul Keene has really caught the essence of growing up in a small town in the '50's.
This is a very interesting short read written in first person in language that a young boy in the Fifties would use. It kept my interest throughout and am looking forward to Keene's next book.