Jon Mosher and Ray Cappicciano are unlikely friends. Jon is the square and silent son of Jewish immigrants who barely survived the Holocaust; Ray is the town delinquent who lives alone with his violent war-veteran father. Together, along with Ray's newly-arrived girlfriend Karen, they struggle to escape the bleak landscape of small town Brewster and survive the quiet desperation that occurs when the people who should love you the most abuse you. A devastating, haunting, meticulously crafted coming-of-age story set in 1968 small-town America from award-winning author Mark Slouka that will stay with you long after the last page is turned. Click here for a full review.