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Pages 272


Published 2018

A missing mother. An isolated community. Three storytellers you will never forget

Seventeen years after falling from a stolen car into a remote northern town, Billie Jean Fontaine is still an outsider. Although she follows the stifling rules of this odd place, no one can forget that she came from elsewhere. When Billie Jean vanishes one cold October night in her bare feet and track suit, taking only her truck keys, those closest to her begin a frantic search: her daughter, Pony, a girl struggling against being a teen in the middle of nowhere; her killer dog, to whom she cannot tell a lie; her husband, The Heavy, a man haunted by his past; and the charismatic Supernatural, a teenage boy longing only to be average. Each one holding a different piece of the puzzle, they must come together in order to understand the darkest secrets of their beloved and lay bare the mysteries of the human heart.

With her luminous prose, wry humour and dead-on cultural observations, Claudia Dey has created a storytelling tour de force about what it means to love, no matter the consequences.