Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson

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Pete Snow, a social worker,  doesn’t realize  how much his life is about to change when he first tries to help an  11 year old boy living in the Montana wilderness.  Jeremiah Pearl, the boy’s father,  is even more disturbing than his son Benjamin Pearl.  As Pete continues to do his job, he dives headfirst into a complex, chaotic world of paranoia including an FBI manhunt.  All the while, Pete’s owns personal life starts to unravel when his teenage daughter runs away from home.  The author does a mind bending job of exploring the raw and shocking aspects of our behavior as humans, in a very realistic brilliant way!

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