The Red Road: A Novel

Decanter Press
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A father's love. A family's tragedy. A daughter's revenge.

Honor student Emma knows more about galvanic cell diagrams than guns. College is the only way out of her gang-ridden hometown, but her parents can't afford it.

When her unemployed dad lands a job as a census taker, things start looking up. But he's sent deep into East Malo Verde, where gang members rule the streets and fear anyone with a badge who knocks on doors. One night, a gang member mistakes him for a cop and beats him savagely, leaving him for dead.

Her best friends, her chem lab partner, her mom, and the detective assigned to the case all try to convince her to focus on school. But school won't prepare her for a world that ignores a crime against a good man. Emma must decide what's more important: doing what's expected, or doing what she feels is right . . . even if it leads her down a dark and dangerous path of revenge.

The Red Road is about a girl in turmoil, coming of age as she discovers the depths - and the limits - of friendship, first love, and the bond between parents and their children.

Subjects: contemporary literature, literary fiction, psychological fiction, family drama

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About the author

Jenni Wiltz writes literary fiction, historical fiction, mysteries, thrillers, paranormal romance, and romantic suspense. In 2011, she won the Romance Writers of America Kiss of Death Chapter's Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Category Romantic Suspense. Her short stories have appeared in The Portland Review, Gargoyle, and the Sacramento News & Review. She's worked as an editor, a copywriter, and a USAID grant program coordinator, which gave her the opportunity to travel to Kenya. When she's not writing, she enjoys sewing, running, and genealogical research. She lives in Pilot Hill, California.
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Publisher
Decanter Press
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Published on
Jan 26, 2015
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Pages
350
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ISBN
9781942348016
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Coming of Age
Fiction / Family Life
Fiction / General
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Psychological
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Eligible for Family Library

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