By Lori Roy
Winner of the Edgar Award for top First Novel
"Don't be fooled by way of the novel's obvious simplicity: What emerges from the outside is a story of striking emotional strength, considered one of longstanding discomfort set opposed to the pulsating drumbeat of social change."
-Sarah Weinman, NPR.org
For 20 years, Celia Scott has watched her husband, Arthur, disguise from the secrets and techniques surrounding his sister Eve's dying. but if the 1967 Detroit riots frighten him much more than his Kansas earlier, he convinces Celia to close up their family members and go back to the line he grew up on, Bent street, and a similar small city the place Eve mysteriously died. after which a neighborhood lady disappears, catapulting the relations headlong right into a useless man's curve. . . .
On Bent street, a battered pink truck cruises ominously alongside the prairie; a lonely little lady attire in her lifeless aunt's outfits; a boy hefts his father's rifle looking for a aim; and a mom realizes she now not understands the right way to safeguard her little ones. it's a position the place humans research: occasionally killing is the kindest way.
Bent Road has been optioned for movie in 2012 through move Creek photos with Mark Mallouk to conform and Benderspink to produce.
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