Chase & HavenBook - 2008
"Haven is fiercely protective of her little brother, Chase, spiriting him away when her father's temper is about to flare again. She hides the bread away so he'll have something to eat for lunch, and teaches him how to make himself invisible, how to read signs. But when that's no longer enough to keep him safe, Haven steals the family car, whose dashboard she can barely see over, and pilots them away to safety to their Aunt Mary's. Their aunt takes them in and tries to love them and make up for everything they've endured. But a childhood so harrowing is impossible to forget. Haven goes to medical school, hoping to heal herself by healing others. She marries young and has a daughter, April, whom Haven hopes will serve as some kind of redemption. Chase, more damaged even than Haven, battles his demons through cathartic but doomed performance art. But his searching just takes him to darker and darker places. And, always, they try to keep one another afloat."--Back cover.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Coach House Books, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 199 p. ; 21 cm
Branch Call Number: Blou