On an autumn night in 1986, three teenagers do the unthinkable. Having kidnapped a younger boy, events begin to spiral wildly out of their control in a remote field on the outskirts of town. But what appears to be isn't necessarily so, and eventually the dark secrets that bubble just below the surface of the boys' lives are revealed. These secrets drive them toward decisions fraught with tragic consequences. Snake Oil for Crazy People is a provocative, convincing portrait of young men struggling with their notions of identity and accountability in a society that is often ill-at-ease with those trapped in the space between childhood and maturity.