|About the Book|
James spent his childhood being beaten by his alcoholic father and running to his grandmother and sister for love and protection. He lived his life according to his fathers law: the fist. After his father dies he takes the opportunity to do thingsMoreJames spent his childhood being beaten by his alcoholic father and running to his grandmother and sister for love and protection. He lived his life according to his fathers law: the fist. After his father dies he takes the opportunity to do things his way: drinking, gambling, stealing and anything else that is illegal. But when his grandmother dies hes forced to remember things hes not ready to remember. When his sister comes back home after an eight year absence shes ready to move in and live life the way it used to be. But, James isnt ready for her return, not before he can confront some demons of his own that have been haunting him since his childhood. Frankie has tried to please her mother her entire life. But her mother isnt willing to be pleased. Frankie is dying to please her until she meets James. She is like a rubberband that has been held back for years and is just waiting for someone to let her loose. He gives her the freedom to finally confront those who have hurt her. When these two meet, they forge a friendship that can overcome the obstacles that loom large in their lives. Author Biography: Marie Huskey was born and raised in Long Beach, California. Her parents exposed her to many different art forms, theater, pottery, film and fine art. Both her parents are artists and writers. Many morning walks to school throughout her childhood were spent creating stories in her head to pass the time, many of these never made their way to paper. Journals and spiral notebooks were carried everywhere in her teenage years to capture the realistic dialogue she would hear from those around her on the public bus, in malls and in resaurants. She has spent most of herlife writing short stories and poetry, this is her second novel.