This is an intense, vibrant debut novel set among the back roads of Pennsylvania's mining country.
Harley Altymer should be in college drinking and chasing girls. He should be freed from his stifling coal town, with its lack of jobs and no sense of humour. Instead he's marooned in the Pennsylvania backwoods for his three beloved but unruly younger sisters. Frustrated, overwhelmed, and utterly endearing, he's a guy in an impossible situation: he's an orphan with the responsibility of an adult and the fiery, aggressive libido of a teenager.
Life is further complicated when he develops an obsession with the sexy, melancholic mother of two down the road. He wants Callie Mercer so badly he fears he will explode. Family secrets and the unspoken truths long held at bay collide with his obsession, unearthing a series of staggering surprises.