[Darren pictured shattering . . .] -- The spread (Adam) -- [May break my bones ...] -- Speech shadowing (Jonathan) -- [Things Darren dreamt . . .] -- The men (Jane) -- [Darren would help his neighbor . . .] -- The cipher (Adam) -- [Frost had hardened ...] -- The New York school (Jonathan) -- [From the ceiling . . .] -- Paradoxical effects (Jane) -- [Darren thinks of it . . .] -- Olde English (Adam) -- Thematic apperception (Adam).
"Adam Gordon is a senior at Topeka High School, class of '97. His mother, Jane, is a famous feminist author; his father, Jonathan, is an expert at getting 'lost boys' to open up. They both work at a psychiatric clinic that has attracted staff and patients from around the world. Adam is a renowned debater, expected to win a national championship before he heads to college. When a group of seniors bring loner Darren Eberheart into the social scene, Adam is unaware that Darren is one of his father's patients. When a disastrous event occurs, Adam feels partly responsible."--Provided by publisher.