Friendswood (Large Print / Hardcover)
When a real estate developer wants to rebuild the neighborhood that was shut down and evacuated when the EPA found toxic waste buried under a tidy subdivision in Friendswood, TX, Lee knew drastic action was required. Lee suspects her 12 year old daughter’s death, as well as a higher than average number of local residents’ deaths, was due to their exposure to the myriad of deadly chemical compounds that oozed into the city’s soil, air, and water while they were living in the vicinity of Banes Chemical Company. Besides the environmental concerns, the town is also reeling from the rape of a local high school girl by at least two of the star football players. In a town where everyone knows everyone, secrets and deception abound until yet another tragedy strikes. Conniving neighbors, mysterious photographs, corporate greed, good ol’ boy mentality, and nefarious actions leave no one unscathed.— Martha
About the Author
Rene Steinke is the author of the novels "The Fires "and "Holy Skirts," which was a finalist for the 2005 National Book Award. She is the Director of the MFA program in creative writing at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She lives in Brooklyn.