In Peter Golenbock's shocking and revealing first novel, Mickey Mantle tells the hidden story of his life as a baseball hero, and asks for forgiveness from his friends and family. If the revelations in Jim Bouton's Ball Four were the first crack in the Mantle legend, then 7 smashes the myth to reveal the human being within.
Niamh struggles to find a home, meeting friends and losing them, as well as losing her innocence and missing out on her childhood. It also tells the story of Molly, a foster-care kid who is all prickly edges and anti-social disorders. She is a modern, Internet-searching woman who has grown old fast in the hands of the system. These two women meet, share their extraordinary stories, and in the process find and define their own sort of family.