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Joyride: A Short Story Betsy Tobin

Joyride: A Short Story

Betsy Tobin

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Winner of the London Writers Competition: First Prize Short FictionI had just turned eleven when Tom Woods came into my life. That was two years ago, though it seems like only yesterday we were listening to dirt tumble onto his grave. My fatherMoreWinner of the London Writers Competition: First Prize Short FictionI had just turned eleven when Tom Woods came into my life. That was two years ago, though it seems like only yesterday we were listening to dirt tumble onto his grave. My father paid for the burial, because Toms mother was bone poor, and my father said no one should have to go to God without a decent burial. He said that, even after what had happened to Lucy. And I remember thinking that maybe my father was God, because nobody human had that much forgiveness in them.Southern Ohio, 1971. Eleven-year old Sam isnt sure she likes the high school dropout her father has hired as a farmhand. And her older sister Lucy is even more scathing, when she isnt secretly watching him. But Sams idealistic father reckons hes just the man to turn young Tom Woods around. Until one blistering hot summers day, when Lucy and Sam accept a ride to the quarry. And their lives swerve, momentarily, out of control...From the acclaimed author of Bone House, Ice Land and Crimson China comes a searing tale of lost innocence and misplaced hope.Praise for Betsy Tobins novels:A gripping narrative shimmering with psychological depth. The New York TimesA surprisingly delicate murder mystery, tempered by great detailand remarkable control. Los Angeles TimesA fine gothic novel which burrows under the skin. The Times (London)An elegant, haunting novel. Publishers WeeklyAn entertaining and highly original first novel. Harpers & QueenElegant and engrossing. Chicago TribuneBeautiful, tense and moving. Le Monde