Thirteen-year-old Jesse leads a pretty boringlife in just about the most boring place in theuniverse -- otherwise known as Ida, Texas. She cannotforget the death of her baby brother seven years ago,and how she just couldn't pray for him when he wassick. She never talks about it though, not even toher best friend, which is something she doesn'thave, anyway. But all that changes when Roxannemoves into the trailer next door. Thirty years old,with her fake fur coat, wild red hair, and romanticnotions, Roxanne is a revelation to Jesse. Why hasshe moved to Ida, of all places? Their growingfriendship will change Jesse's life, giving her backa vision of hope beyond the mundane world aroundher.From the Hardcover edition.