Let's No One Get Hurt.
LJ Reviews 2017 November #1
Deep in the American South, 15-year-old Pearl is squatting in a derelict boathouse with her disgraced college professor dad when she encounters wealthy wild boy Mason Boyd, whose father has just bought the land where Pearl is living. Clearly, theirs will not be a relationship of equals, and clearly things will end badly. From the author of Apology, a Milkweed National Fiction Prize, and the Discover Great New Writers memoir Sleep in Me.Copyright 2017 Library Journal.
LJ Reviews 2018 February #1
A disgraced white professor and his 15-year-old daughter, Pearl, live off the grid in an abandoned boathouse in the deep South with an African American father/son duo. The chronically dirty and disheveled Pearl encounters the leader of a bunch of rich kids who ride around in tricked-out golf carts. Soon Mason Boyd, or "Main Boy," and Pearl are involved in a very secret and sexual relationship. There are lots of incidents, some more interesting than others—theft of an expensive fly rod, a raft trip, disruption of a Civil War reenactment, a heart attack—but there's not a whole lot of plot. The sad centerpiece is when the rich kids, sans Martin, trick Pearl into getting dressed up for a "dance," which is actually a planned torture session.
PW Reviews 2017 December #2