author: E. M. Kokie
T.J. is gone, but Matt canít shake the feeling that if only he could get his hands on his brotherís stuff from Iraq, heíd be able to make sense of his death. As Matt searches for answers, he faces a shocking revelation about T.J.ís life. What he learns challenges him to stand up to his father, honor his brotherís memory, and take charge of his own life. With compassion, humor, and a compelling narrative voice, E. M. Kokie explores grief, social mores, and self-discovery in a provocative first novel.
"Through raw moments and strikingly mature characterizations, Kokie explores loss, personal relationships, and the burden of preconceptions." ó Publishers Weekly (starred review)