Synopses & Reviews
takes the seat next to you, bloodied and soaking wet, and he is a big-fisted beast. Tell him to stretch out like an X across asphalt and you've got a parking space. But Wyatt's been taking it lying down for too long, and he is NOT happy.
Since he turned twelve and a half, he's been living with his uncle, a traveling salesman of mysterious agenda and questionable intent. Soon, Uncle Spade sees the potential in "kiddo" to earn cash. And that's enough to keep the boy around for nearly six years.
But what life does Wyatt deserve? Alcohol? Drugs? Bare-fisted fights? Tattoos? No friends? No role models? Living in a car?
If you're brave enough to stay and listen, you'll hear an astounding story. It's not a pretty road Wyatt has traveled, but growing up rarely is.
Left alone for days on end, 12-year-old Wyatt Reeves burns down the family house. His uncle, Spade, whisks Wyatt away to safety, but soon sees potential in the boy to earn money in the bare-fist fighting racket. The two travel across America for the next six years, and soon Wyatt develops a sense of who he is--and isn't.