First off I’d like to say I LOVE the title! What book junkie wouldn’t? Anyhow, the cover sets the tone for the story, I think. From what I gather about the story, Jasper is a young boy who has a bird’s eye view of his surrounding and sees things a person as young as he shouldn’t see or experience. Or anyone for that matter. I take it from the focal point of the farm on the cover is his Uncles. One can just imagine his life there from what the book description reads. I am totally digging the tinted, dark, and subtle tones of the cover. The title and premise makes for an interesting book. Looking forward to diving in soon and can’t wait to see how the title plays into the story.
When Althea Leary abandons her nine-year-old son, Jasper, he’s left on his uncle’s farm with nothing but a change of clothes and a Bible.
It’s 1952, and Jasper isn’t allowed to ask questions or make a fuss. He’s lucky to even have a home and must keep his mouth shut and his ears open to stay in his uncle’s good graces. No one knows where his mother went or whether she’s coming back. Desperate to see her again, he must take matters into his own hands. From the farm, he embarks on a treacherous search that will take him to the squalid hideaways of Detroit and back again, through tawdry taverns, peep shows, and gambling houses.
As he’s drawn deeper into an adult world of corruption, scandal, and murder, Jasper uncovers the shocking past still chasing his mother—and now it’s chasing him too.
Kindle Edition, 412 pages
Expected publication: August 23rd 2016 by Lake Union Publishing
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