Jonathan Fairchild saw a side of his father he'd never seen before on April 3, 1974 - the night the tornadoes touched down in Oakwood Falls, Alabama. The coming of the tornadoes seems to foretell a terrifying passage in young Jonathan's life, and all too soon he learns the dark secrets of his small town.
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This is a coming of age/loss of innocence story similar to The Catcher in the Rye but told in more extreme, modern terms. Not for the weak of stomach.
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