Winner of the 2011 Discover Great New Writers Award for Fiction. David Darby and his son -- known only as The Kid -- struggle to move on after the unexpected death of David's wife. The Kid hasn't spoken since losing his Mom and retreats into a growing collection of notebooks where he records his thoughts and imagines a safer world. Alternating between the bewildered voices of father and son, Scott O'Connor leads readers along a spellbound path to the heart of a mystery.

April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysely Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.