From the Newbery Award winning author of Across Five Aprils and Up a Road Slowly comes a tale of a brave young man's struggle to find his own strength during the Great Depression. America in 1932 was an America whose dreams were simple. A job, food to fill you, a place to sleep, and shoes without holes-for millions of people these simple needs were nothing more than dreams. At fifteen years of age, Josh had to make his own way through a country of angry and frightened people. This is the story of a young man's struggle to find a life for himself in the turbulent thirties.