Orca Soundings The Hemingway Tradition
by Kristin Butcher
We had the top down on our old Le Baron and the sun was beating from a sky that was nothing but blue. It was my mom's turn to drive, so I was stretched out in the passenger seat, watching Saskatchewan slide by, thinking there must be a couple dozen different ways for a guy to kill himself.
Shaw is trying to outrun his father's ghost.
Shaw Sebring is sixteen and trying desperately to understand and accept his father's recent suicide. Moving with his mother halfway across the county in an effort to distance themselves from the awful truth, Shaw lands in a new school and finds that the ghost of his father, a best-selling author, has followed him. Determined that he will not follow in his father's footsteps Shaw tries to chart his own course, until circumstances force him to accept that where—and who—we come from have an impact on what we become.
Number of Pages: 92
Format: Soft Cover
Lexile Level: 640L
Reading Level: 3.4