Winner of the 2011 Discover Great New Writers Award for Fiction. David Darby and his son — known only as The Kid — struggle to move on after the unexpected death of David’s wife. The Kid hasn’t spoken since losing his Mom and retreats into a growing collection of notebooks where he records his thoughts and imagines a safer world. Alternating between the bewildered voices of father and son, Scott O’Connor leads readers along a spellbound path to the heart of a mystery.