Published: New York : Atria Books, c2013 Edition: [Various editions] Description: 307 p. ; 24 cm ISBN/ISSN: 9781451645859 (trade paper), 1451645856 (trade paper), 9781451645828 (hardcover), 1451645821 (hardcover), Language: English
Also published: Atria Paperback, 2014. 307 p.
Looking back at a tragic event that occurred during his thirteenth year, Frank Drum explores how a complicated web of secrets, adultery, and betrayal shattered his Methodist family and their small 1961 Minnesota community
This by book by William Kent Krueger is a departure from his Cork O'Connor mystery series. This book, although listed as a mystery with elements of that genre, is more of a literary coming-of-age story set in small town New Bremen, Minnesota told through the eyes of thirteen year old Frank Drum.
The story, set in the summer of 1961, is filled with love, death, murder, relationships, the power of family and friends, and the power of grace. It's a beautifully written novel by an author who gets better with each book.