When Iggy Corso gets kicked out of high school, there’s no one for him to tell. His mother has gone off, his father is stoned on the couch, and because the phone’s been disconnected, even the social worker can’t get through. So he leaves a note and goes out to make something of his life, but that’s not so easy when you’re sixteen, live in public housing, have no skills, and your only friend is a law school dropout who’s thinking about joining the Hare Krishnas. But Iggy is . . . Iggy, and he’s got the kind of wisdom that lets him see things no one else can.
In the week leading up to Christmas, Iggy travels all over the city, finding himself in the lap of luxury, the grayness of a never-ending drug party, the haven of a chapel, and finally at the door to a choice that will change his world forever.
K. L. Going lives with her family in the Hudson Valley area of New York State. Since graduating from college she has worked as an adult literacy tutor, a ticket agent for a major airline, a front-desk clerk at a resort hotel, and as an assistant at a Manhattan literary agency. She has lived in Maine, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and New York. K.L. is the author of many books, including Fat Kid Rules the World, The Liberation of Gabriel King, and Dog in Charge. Her first novel, Fat Kid Rules the World, was a YALSA Michael L. Printz Honor Book.
Stephen Hoye has worked as a professional actor in London and Los Angeles for more than 30 years. Trained at Boston University and The Guildhall in London, he has appeared in several feature films, television series, and on stage in London’s West End.