Scott Campbell chronicles an event that in an instant shakes two families to their very foundations.It begins when twelve-year-old Robbie Young comes home from the mall one late afternoon to tell his mother the secret he's been keeping for a year: Jerry Houseman's been touching me. And from that moment on, the novel unfolds with inexorable power.Set in a small midwestern town, the story is narrated in four parts: first by Linda, Robbie's mother, virtually blinded by her sense of guilt; then by their neighbor Jerry Houseman, finally failed in his struggle to keep his compulsion from shattering his life; next by Jerry's wife, Jeanette, fighting to hold her family together during her husband's trial; and finally by Robbie Young himself, fifteen years later, when he has returned to town for a high school reunion and comes face to face with his past at last.
- Hardback | 313 pages
- 149.86 x 205.74 x 33.02mm | 498.95g
- 01 May 1996
- Bantam Books
- United States