Elliot Svendson has returned to her childhood Minnesota home to lick her wounds after catching her professor husband between the legs of one of his grad students. Leaving behind a promising academic career, she finds herself raising her five-year-old son solo and working at a Talbot’s in the mall to make ends meet. It’s there that she meets Madison Johnson, a young man with a penchant for skateboards, weed, and older women. What Elliot doesn’t know is that Madison is only seventeen years old. When Madison and Elliot’s affair is exposed, the news sends shockwaves that will rock their lives and the lives of those around them.
Praise for Peter Stenson
“Shockingly personal...Shaun of the Dead meets Trainspotting.”
—MTV.com on Fiend
“This novel is a provocative, thoroughly gripping ride.”
—Publishers Weekly on Thirty-Seven
“A book that manages to break your heart, make you dizzy, and punch you in the gut all at once. You will be hard-pressed to find a novel as dark or intense in any bookstore.”