REVIEWED BY ANNE LESLIE
When 13-year-old Henry and his divorced, heartbroken mother meet an escaped convict at a Pricemart, everything changes. Their story is moving and fast-moving, affirming Maynard's reputation as a master storyteller and showing her to be a passionate humanist with a gifted ear and heart. To love and then to lose love; to trust and to have trust broken; to lurch from childhood to maturity and then, if we are lucky, to find love again—Maynard illuminates the human experience. "Where did freedom get you when you thought about it?" reflects Henry. Far better to be a prisoner of love.