The Broken Places (Paperback)

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When an abandoned farmhouse collapses in Casey, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Paul Tucker's father, Sonny, and the other Casey firemen attempt a dangerous rescue to reach a teenager buried under the rubble. Sonny himself is trapped by a secondary collapse and Paul and his mother fear the worst, but Sonny -- a second-generation fireman beloved in town -- emerges hours later, carrying the maimed body of sixteen-year-old Ian Finch. The rescue of this swastika-tattooed hoodlum -- who may have brought the house down while building bombs -- becomes a validation of all things American and true, and Sonny is immediately hailed as a national hero. But Ian's continued presence in Sonny's life creates a new set of hurdles for young Paul -- and his mother and his hometown -- to overcome.

Praise For…

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Perabo delivers a panoramic emotional drama in this stunning first novel.

San Francisco Chronicle

A riveting novel of emotional suspense.

The Washington Post

A strong, self-assured writer, Perabo weaves in...lyrical passage[s] of great power.

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Sleek, swift, wise...[A] fine novel.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780743223157
ISBN-10: 0743223152
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: December 3rd, 2002
Pages: 256
Language: English

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