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Scott Archer Jones is launching his third book with a party at The Shuter Library. Come enjoy a short reading, book signing and conversation with the Valley Bookaholics. Beer, wine, soft drinks and Hors d’oeuvres will be provided.
About the book | “a rising tide of people swept away”
A small boy flees a toxic family – all the way across the alley to Rip’s Bar and to a vivid troupe of broken people in the Albuquerque Bosque. They hide him from his car-thief drunkard father, his cocaine-freak mother, and his ganged-up abusive brother.
The boy trades family for a hodgepodge of drinkers and losers. But it’s bad timing. A new bridge proposed across the Rio Grande will wreck the neighborhood. The barflies share responsibility for the child while their Bosque crumbles. They collect misery like small change and rally to keep their ghetto alive. Can the working poor beat City Hall and keep the kid out of the system?