Author(s): Patricia Nell Warren
The boy loved his mother ... but hungered for a male presence in his life. Other kids had dads. Why didn't he?
His father had died before he was born. A death as mysterious as those starry skies he seaarches with his homemade telescope.
The mystery forces 12 year-old John William into a challenging, terifying search to find some way of touching his father's spirit. Along the way, new questions explode about sex, love, family, and his best friend.
Set in California, this saga of innocence and risk takes Warren's fiction into a new dimension