What Happened

What Happened

by Peter Johnson

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Overview

A hit-and-run accident threatens the happiness of two teenage brothers and exposes deeper mysteries. An unnamed sixteen-year-old's account of events begins on a snowy evening after his brother Kyle brawls with a classmate, Duane, over Duane's tsister, the beautiful Emily. The two basketball stars make apparent amends, and Duane offers the brothers a ride home from a party. Drunk and still fuming at Kyle, Duane drives recklessly to scare his passengers. Duane hits someone on the road and then leaves Kyle, the narrator, and the victim's body to freeze while he speeds away. The next day, the narrator and Kyle must face Duane's powerful father. The man hated the boys' father when the two adults were in high school, and he hates Kyle for dating Emily. The brothers learn that the abandonment by their father after their mother's drath is only the tip of their father's mysterious history and only a sliver of What Happened.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608981304
Publisher: namelos
Publication date: 10/07/2011
Pages: 134
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Peter Johnson teaches English and creative writing at Providence College and is the winner of the 2001 James Laughlin Award for his collection of prose poems, Miracles & Mortifications. His other books include Love Poems for the Millennium and Pretty Happy!, both collections of prose poems, and I'm a Man, a series of short stories. What Happened is Mr. Johnson's first young adult novel. He lives with his family in Providence, Rhode Island.

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