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Owen True is eleven and eleven twelfths and has been “exiled” to the small, crazy town of Hayward, WA, aka, Haywire while his mother is on her honeymoon. All he has to whittle away the time is the company of Gramps, his old black lab, Daisy, and his Haywire friends, Mason and Mikala Sweet. They don’t look so hot this year, in fact the whole town has gone to pot since the mill shut down.
Owen has his first encounter with a real life homeless man who ends up needing Owen’s help in more ways than one. But how does a rich city kid help the small town’s suffering citizens?
And what is Owen to make of the fog train and its scary, otherworldy occupants that appears out of thin air on the old tracks behind Gramps’ house?
Do they have the answer Owen is looking for?
You will find hyperlinks to Charlie True’s golden oldies playlist at the end of the story!
Thanks to Joel
for the Germany Letters,
and to my dad, for singing the songs