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At the isolated, Crossroads Cafe, Jake, a revenge-filled, retired man, meets Tommy, a troubled teenager who was recently suspended from school for continued misbehavior. Jake is searching for the teen, who, in a drunken stupor, killed his family in a car accident several years before and believes Tommy can help him find the boy. As weeks pass, the long-term focus changes for them both. New priorities blossom and although in the end the culprit is found, the original purpose of the search fades into the ...
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Crossroad

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Overview

At the isolated, Crossroads Cafe, Jake, a revenge-filled, retired man, meets Tommy, a troubled teenager who was recently suspended from school for continued misbehavior. Jake is searching for the teen, who, in a drunken stupor, killed his family in a car accident several years before and believes Tommy can help him find the boy. As weeks pass, the long-term focus changes for them both. New priorities blossom and although in the end the culprit is found, the original purpose of the search fades into the background. There are two interesting supporting characters - Tommy’s old, sick, grandfather who owns the café and the boy’s tutor, an attractive, retirement age woman. And, of course, the caseworker from Family Services who tries her best to put Tommy into foster care.
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email - Robert Carter
A sensitive, helpful presentation of difficult topics - hatred and revenge. The story underlines the wonderful capacity of human beings to find the good in themselves and throw off the unpleasant. Here, a young teen age boy and an older man with nothing in common, forge a bond that transcends their differences and helps each one grow. A great read for teens as well as adults. I highly recommend it as one of the author's very best.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148578857
  • Publisher: Famiily of Man Press
  • Publication date: 8/24/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 191 KB

Meet the Author

Writing under seven pen names, by genre*, the author has written nearly 80 books and novels and many hundreds of shorter stories. With an academic background and decades of hands-on experience in education and clinical psychology, he brings a sensitivity and understanding about the human condition, which supports believable characters and helps develop important story lines with which readers can immediately identify. He chooses to write about teen life and struggles, fostering mutually productive relationships between youngsters and older adults, mysteries, action/adventure, and mainstream adult fiction. He lives his life and writes from a base of positive social values (not to be confused with a religious point of view). He speaks widely on topics related to his books and stories, the process of writing and living mutually facilitating lives.
*Tom Gnagey, Garrison Flint, Gary Hutchison, David Drake, Marc Miller . . .
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