Odd Man Out
by James Newman
The Black Mountain Camp for Boys. Summer of ’89. It is a time for splashing in the lake and exploring the wilderness, for nine teenagers to bond together and create friendships that could last the rest of their lives.
But among this group there is a young man with a secret — a secret that, in this time and place, is unthinkable to his peers.
When the others discover the truth, it will change each of them forever. They will all have blood on their hands.
ODD MAN OUT is a heart-wrenching tale of bullies and bigotry, a story that explores what happens when good people don’t stand up for what’s right. It is a tale of how far we have come … and how far we still have left to go.
Foreword by Aaron Dries.
“The story moves from innocence to brutality in one savage heartbeat. It is daring and powerful, not for the faint of heart, but ultimately affecting. With ODD MAN OUT, James Newman stands alongside the best in the genre.”
— Rio Youers, author of WESTLAKE SOUL and POINT HOLLOW
“James Newman’s ODD MAN OUT is sweet and wise and dipped in golden shades of nostalgia. It’s also stark and brutal and ultimately heartbreaking — you’ll never forget it.”
— Richard Chizmar, Cemetery Dance Publications, author of A LONG DECEMBER
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