Opioid, Indiana

Opioid, Indiana

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"Seventeen-year-old Riggle is living in rural Indiana with his uncle and uncle's girlfriend after the death of both of his parents. Now his uncle has gone missing, probably on a drug binge. It's Monday, and $800 in rent is due Friday. Riggle, who's been suspended from school, has to either find his uncle or get the money together himself. His mission exposes him to a motley group of Opioid locals--encounters by turns perplexing, harrowing, and heartening. Meanwhile, Riggle marks each day by remembering the mythology his late mother invented for him about how the days got their names. With amazing directness and insight, Carr explores what it's like to be a high school kid in the age of Trump, a time of economic inequality, addiction, confederate flags, and mass shootings. A work of empathy and insight that pierces to the heart of our moment through an unforgettable protagonist"--
Publisher: New York, NY :, Soho,, [2019]
ISBN: 9781641290784
1641290781
Branch Call Number: FICTION Carr Brian 09/2019
Characteristics: 213 pages :,illustrations ;,21 cm

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JCLMeghanF Nov 08, 2019

This book is such a quick read, but so beautifully written and insightful. When his uncle disappears on a drug binge, teenage Riggle searches for him throughout their small town, ruminating on several timely issues along the way, from addiction to mass shootings. Both bleak and strangely hopeful,... Read More »


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JCLMeghanF Nov 08, 2019

This book is such a quick read, but so beautifully written and insightful. When his uncle disappears on a drug binge, teenage Riggle searches for him throughout their small town, ruminating on several timely issues along the way, from addiction to mass shootings. Both bleak and strangely hopeful, this novel captures the current atmosphere of rural America perfectly.

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