Author is VCCA Fellow Bill Beverly. Hardcover. 2016.
The story of a young LA gang member named East, who is sent by his uncle along with some other teenage boys - including East's hothead younger brother - to kill a key witness hiding out in Wisconsin. The journey takes East out of a city he's never left and into an American that is entirely alien to him, forcing him to grapple wit his place in the world and decide what kid of man he wants to become.