This is not a book I would have picked up had I not been participating in the Traveling Book Journey. I cannot describe exactly what genre it is. However, the prose is beautiful. Mr. Rosson has a way with words and can paint a picture with them so you know exactly what he means and sees. His character development is wonderful. Four characters are followed through the book and you get to know them through their thoughts and contact with others as well as one another. The story cannot be described. It is more a series of vignettes of the four main characters--Sam, a 16-year old boy, Trina, his 9-year old deaf sister, Sheriff Dobbs, and his deputy Nick Hayslip. The story reveals itself in the last 40 pages and is exciting but tragic. I have to admit I do want to know what happens to them and how each adjusts in the end.