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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.
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  • Hardback | 313 pages
  • 149.86 x 205.74 x 33.02mm | 498.95g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0553099965
  • 9780553099966

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172 ratings
3.65 out of 5 stars
5 22% (38)
4 37% (63)
3 28% (49)
2 10% (17)
1 3% (5)
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