(From the publisher):
Set in the sprawl of suburbia, with its shattered families and hollow lives, this is the story of two young people fleeing their families' emotional abandonment to find refuge in each other.
Smart but scarred, Kenny Kolodny yearns to awake from the nightmare of his smashed-up family: his mother is in an institution and forever away; his father is an abusive alcoholic; his brother lives abroad. Seventeen and alone, he hangs on the periphery of his world, until he makes a passionate connection with the troubled, beautiful, fiercely independent Junie Williamson. Kenny discovers in their highly charged, intensely erotic relationship a reality, and a capacity for caring, he has not known before.
Original title: Into the Great Wide Open
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Youth (rebellion, Angst, Coming Of Age)