Tranquil rural America, where the secrets of sex are learned in a shocking, horrifying way. Growing up in a house of violence and desperation, Allie Drew must struggle with school, parents and sex. "Daddy" Jim is ravaged by alcohol which makes living there painful and disturbing. Beatings and terror become commonplace. When "Daddy" starts making "passes", a shattering, shocking way of existence takes hold. In a climax you won't soon forget, Allie's whole world falls apart.
Used availability for Audrey Couloumbis's Just Before Day Break
June 1987 : USA Hardback
1987 : USA Paperback