Back Roads

Back Roads

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Teenager Harley Altmyer's mother is in prison for murdering his father. What with work, three sisters to care for and a lousy sex life, things surely can't get much worse, or can they? He is about to find out when he begins an affair with a married woman.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 28mm | 240.4g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0552999598
  • 9780552999595

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"* 'Tense...Involving...deftly captures the voice of a teenage boy who's in trouble' New York Times Book Review. * 'Poignant...achingly beautiful prose...remarkable' San Diego Union. * 'A page-turner...gritty, funny, sexy' Chicago Sun-Times. * 'An intense story of family, frailty, and dysfunction, set in the coal mining towns of western Pennsylvania...captivatingly told' Chicago Tribune. * 'O'Dell has tackled the real stuff of stories and she's done it with compassion and a unique voice...a writer of promise' New York Newsday. * 'Do not miss this one' Mademoiselle.show more

About Tawni O'Dell

Tawni O'Dell has a degree in journalism from Northwestern University, she lives in Illinois.show more

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21,556 ratings
3.72 out of 5 stars
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4 37% (7,894)
3 30% (6,385)
2 7% (1,596)
1 2% (527)
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