As a blizzard bears down, Percy James sets off to find her troubled mother, Carletta. For years Percy has had to take care of herself and Mama - a woman who's been unraveling for as long as her daughter can remember. Fearing Carletta is strung out on meth and that she won't survive the storm, Percy heads for Shelton Potter's cabin, deep in the woods of Northern Michigan. A two-bit criminal, as incompetent as he his violent, Shelton has been smoking his own cook and grieving the death of his beloved Labrador, Old Bo.
"great driveway book"
A tense cat-and-mouse game and a brilliantly realised story of hope in a seemingly hopeless place. Percy is 16 and used to her mama disappointing her. But this time her mama's been gone for nine days, and she's been seen up at Shelton Potter's farmhouse. Which can only mean she's strung out on meth again, and who knows when she'll be back. A blizzard rolls in, and Percy jumps in her pickup and sets off for the farmhouse.