Vagabond Boy: Memoir of a Youth's Journey Through a Heartland of Chaos by Joel Everett Harding
Approx. 110,440 words.
Published on January 10, 2013.
A boy navigates through a chaotic childhood while traveling throughout 1950s America with his restless parents. The author's encounters with strange landscapes, curious people, and dubious caretakers dangle lessons he must choose or discard. He is swept toward an emotional chasm that threatens to swallow and imprison him forever, and he must decipher secrets in a local pond to secure his future.