_An impeccably rendered depiction of the strains of adolescence._
Why I love it
_The Unraveling of Mercy Louis_ is both a study of a milieu that we rarely encounter in fiction — a devoutly religious refinery town on the Texas coast — and an impeccably rendered depiction of the strains of adolescence and the complications of family and friendship. The novel opens with a gruesome discovery that becomes an overnight scandal. As local police and politicians contend w...