In their small Michigan town, the Johnson family is the one that starts all the fights, has all the hard luck, and fuels all the gossip. Ray's older brother, Billy, has just been found murdered by someone who watched him crawl a mile down the road, head bloody; who smoked four Marlboros while watching Billy die. A story that is violent, tender, often humorous, and, at the end, unexpectedly redemptive. HB with DJ and has 260 pages. Pub. states First Published in 1998 by Viking Penguin.DJ Like New, Covers Like New, Pages Like New.