As Cullen navigates a summer of finding and losing love, holding his fragile family together, and muddling his way into adulthood, a young, disillusioned missionary in Africa searches for meaning wherever he can find it. And when those two stories collide, a surprising and harrowing climax emerges that is tinged with melancholy and regret, comedy and absurdity, and above all, hope.
"A disturbing, heartbreaking finale that retains a touch of hope." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review
Winner of the 2012 Michael L. Printz award
Winner of the 2012 William C. Morris award
A Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2011 selection