Publisher: Recorded Books
Date: January 2005
Duration: 12 hours 45 minutes
Pushcart Prize nominee Dave King delivers a moving novel that explores the nature of family. Wounded in Vietnam, Howard Kapostash is unable to speak, read or write, although his intelligence is normal. Now middle-aged, he lives a lonely existence. But then his former high school sweetheart entrusts her nine-year-old son to Howard when she enters drug rehab. Suddenly a father figure, Howard begins to open up, and the emotional wounds of his past start to heal.
"Lovingly rendered in careful, steady prose. Explores familial bonds arising between people with no blood ties with poise and heart."-Publishers Weekly