Betty's Child by Donald Dempsey
Approx. 186,640 words.
Published on October 8, 2013 by
Dream of Things.
In the tradition of Frank McCourt and "Angela's Ashes," Don Dempsey uses "Betty's Child" to tell the story of life with his cruel and neglectful mother, his mother's abusive boyfriends, and hypocritical church leaders who want to save twelve-year-old Donny's soul but ignore threats to his physical well-being. A classic coming-of-age story. "Heartrending and humorous." Kirkus Reviews