Boy's Life Author:Robert R. McCammon The year is 1964. On a cold spring morning before the sun, Cory Mackenson is accompanying his father on his milk delivery route. Without warning a car appears in the road and plunges over an embankment into a lake some say is bottomless. Cory's father makes a desperate attempt to save the driver, but instead comes face-to-face with a vision th... more »at will haunt and torment him: a dead man handcuffed to the steering wheel, naked and savagely beaten, a copper wire knotted around his neck.
The murder of an unknown who lies in the dark lake causes Cory's life to explode into a kaleidoscope of clues and deepening puzzles. His quest to understand the forces of good and evil at work in his hometown leads him through a maze of dangers and fascinations, including a one-hundred-six-year-old black woman named the Lady who conjures snakes and hears the voices of the dead, a reptilian thing that swims in the belly of a river, and a bicycle with a golden eye. A single green feather leads Cory deeper into the mystery, and soon he realizes not only his life but the sanity of his father may hang in the balance.« less