“A rich world of a novel, full of hope and life.”
– Kate Racculia, author of Bellweather Raphsody
Who do you become when everything that has meant the most to you is taken away?
An epic story of survival and the search for truth
By the time Ramona Newton is fifteen, her mother has walked out, her father soon to follow, and she ends up at a place called the Far East, tending bar for Charlie Big and hustling pool in order to survive.
The story captures the turbulence of the 1960s and reveals the clash of generations and class divides, the turmoil created by the Vietnam War and racial injustice, and ultimately, a remarkable journey of finding oneself.