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By John Yount

The soft, attractive tale of a relatives in ache and a boy whose quest for braveness leads him deep into the wilds of Appalachia

In 1948 Madeline Tally leaves her philandering husband and returns domestic to North Carolina, the place she and her thirteen-year-old son, James, circulate into an unpleasant red trailer within the cow pasture at the back of her father’s farmhouse. shrewdpermanent and delicate, James concerns that he's by some means accountable for his mom and dad’ separation and feels misplaced within the city the place he grew up yet has no longer been again to for 5 years. None of his previous pals have time for him anymore, and his simply new one is Lester greenback, a terrible, atypical boy who stocks James’s love of the outdoors.

In Pittsburgh, Edward Tally spends his nights ingesting together with his fellow development employees within the bar downstairs from his new house. He attempts to inform himself that he's with no Madeline and James, that he desires to be his personal guy back, freed from the expectancies that he was once by no means capable of meet. yet there's a burden on his middle that can not be eased through booze or through Paris Pergola, the seductive, moody blonde he has taken up with.

advised from the alternating views of the 3 Tallys, Thief of Dreams builds to a beautiful climax as Edward involves North Carolina to attempt to win again his kin, and James and Lester get right into a vicious struggle with a schoolyard bully. together with his buddy within the health center and his mom and dad not able to bridge the divide among them, James heads into the frozen woodland. What he discovers there'll supply him sufficient knowledge and adventure to final an entire life, if he can purely make it again to his kinfolk alive.

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