Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2007.
xv, 455 p. ; 24 cm.
"A Shannon Ravenel Book."
Jimmy's daddy isn't much of a father. He'd much rather lie under the chassis of a '55 Chevy than bother with a son. Jimmy knows it, so he figures he'll leave his daddy alone as much as he can. When next-door neighbor Cortez starts trucking in catfish for his new pond, Jimmy thinks he's found a friend. But Cortez has enough problems of his own--a spitfire daughter who's son has Tourette's, a farm hand who might be a murderer, and a deep, dark secret of his own locked away in the barn.