man crazy Author:joyce carol oates At five, Ingrid Boone loves her father with all the innocence and blind trust of childhood. Until he abandons her and her beautiful young mother in the wake of a violent crime. Desperate to recapture his lost love, hungry for any kind of mercy at a man's hand, Ingrid allows boys and men to abuse her, searching for affection in the alcohol, drugs... more », and sex they offer. But it is with the charismatic leader of an outlaw cult that she reaches her blackest moment of despair. Yet it is also here that she finds unexpected salvation and the will to reclaim her life and her heart.