Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999.
A smart first edition/first printing in Near Fine condition with lightly soiled page edges and ding to upper board in About Fine dust-jacket with light edgewear.
When his parents die, sixteen-year-old Jack is sent to live with his grandparents in a small town in Maine. Jack is dismayed to find that he is the only black person in a town of white people, but he quickly learns that the town is a safe place to be himself.
The town is a close-knit community, and Jack is welcomed with open arms. He quickly makes friends with the local kids, and he is even more surprised when he starts dating one of them. Life is good until Jack learns that his grandparents are dying and he has to return to Maine to take care of them.
Jack is sad to leave his friends and the safe haven he has found in Maine, but he is determined to make the most of his time with his grandparents. He is sure that he will find a new home and new friends in Maine, but he is wrong.
When Jack returns to the town, he is the only black person left.; 8vo; 356 pages.