We had the top down on our old Le Baron and the sun was beating from a sky that was nothing but blue. It was my moms turn to drive, so I was stretched out in the passenger seat, watching Saskatchewan slide by, thinking there must be a couple dozen different ways for a guy to kill himself. Shaw Sebring is sixteen and trying desperately to understand and accept his fathers recent suicide. Moving with his mother halfway across the county in an effort to distance themselves from the awful truth, Dylan lands in a new school and finds that the ghost of his father, a best-selling author, has followed him. Determined that he will not follow in his fathers footsteps Dylan tries to chart his own course, until circumstances force him to accept that where - and who - we come from have an impact on what we become. This is Kristin Butchers first foray into teen fiction. Her juvenile novels, Cairo Kelly and the Mann and The Gramma War, have both become bestsellers. Kristin is a teacher turned writer and reviewer.
After his father commits suicide, Shaw struggles to come to terms with the death and move on.