A boy comes of age among a family of grifters in this powerful story from a New York Timesâ€“bestselling â€śmasterâ€ť (Stephen King).
Never knowing a real home, Markus Novakâ€™s only constant in life is his passion for paperback westerns. The child of a family of outlaws, he moves through the West town by town with his mother and two uncles, staying in a place just long enough to run a short con and move along. After one job goes south and his mom gets locked up, Markus finds himself in the foster care of a rancher and his wifeâ€”with whom heâ€™s strangely comfortable, yet torn by loyalty to the family heâ€™s lost.
To distract himself, he spends his days working the farm and his nights fixing a rusty old â€™55 Chevy. Then he discovers a note from his uncles hidden in a book at a local pawnshop and learns that they are hiding out in a mountain town near Yellowstone. Restoring the car soon becomes Markusâ€™s only hope of finding them, and maybe finally finding himself, too.