Once a free spirit who refused to be tied down, Anna is a 40-something single mother trying to put her life together after a bitter divorce. She crosses paths with a 20-year-old neighbor who could not be more wrong for her - and her life suddenly has a new focus. She is drawn to his youth, his easy grace, and his freedom from the constraints that rule her existence. Though she resists temptation in every way she can, Anna is soon engaged in a reckless and obsessive affair. The consequences are life changing.
Provocative, headlong, and utterly compelling, The Boy is the story of a woman on the edge, torn between love and lust, desire and duty. Lara Santoro writes in fierce, unflinching prose about the dark side of passion, motherhood, and a woman's unthinkable rebellion.