The Dead Possum Gang
by Dan Strawn
Rick Edwards’ young life is turned upside down when his dad returns from the war and the family move to Southern California and Rick discovers a cadre of friends.
Confronted with new threats—nuclear holocaust, polio, a war in Korea—the boys unite as The Dead Possum Gang. When Diane moves in next door, she brings her flute, friendship, and danger in the form of her step-brother, Larry.