Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguins Group (USA)
High-schooler Jason, who lives with a drunk, abusive father at home, hopes to earn enough money to escape with his younger sister, Janie, by being tough at school, but the stakes grow ever more dangerous and soon even his fists and ability to think on his feet are not enough to keep his head above water.
Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Single parent; Family violence; Addiction; single father; abusive father; physical abuse; child abuse; domestic violence; alcoholism
Author Awards, 2017, Winner, Young Adult
fathers and sons; sister; drinking; high school; fighting; saving money; paid friendship
Parsons, Ash Parsons, "Still Waters" (2015). Diverse Families. 447.