"A smart, funny, wry, and winning book."-Pam Houston, author of Contents May Have Shifted
Delia Arco spends her workdays counseling teenagers as outcast as she was and her nights caring for the baby daughter she loves fiercely. Searching furiously for the mother in herself, she struggles to understand her own mother's seedy life and puzzling disappearance. Then one night her world cracks open.
Debra Monroe is the author of four books of fiction and the memoir On the Outskirts of Normal, which was released to national acclaim in 2010. She teaches in the MFA program at Texas State University.