C. J. Box - Badlands

C.J. Box introduces readers to twelve-year-old Kyle Westergaard living with his single mother in a small North Dakota town once a stopover in route to The Badlands which has become the heart of the Bakken Oil Field. Even though Kyle has been written off by everyone as "slow" and "learning disabled," he has dreams and deeper thoughts than anyone can imagine. He wants to get out of town, take care of his mother, and give them a better life. While delivering newspapers, he witnesses a car accident where a mysterious bundle flies out and he thinks his fortunes might have changed. Badlands is a masterpiece of suspense, detailing family dynamics and small-town politics in a time and place like no other.

C.J. Box is the bestselling author of eighteen other novels including the award-winning Joe Pickett series. Blue Heaven won the Edgar Award for Best Novel in 2009, and Box has won the Anthony Award, the Macavity Award, and the Barry Award. His first novel, Open Season, was a New York Times Notable Book and an Edgar Award and Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist. Box's work has been translated into twenty-seven languages. He lives in Cheyenne, Wyoming.



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