Racism, injustice, grief and loss: more than car motors need fixing in Red’s tough world. A powerful story of courage by the author of Mockingbird. It’s 1972. Red Porter has grown up amid engine grease and prejudice in the small town of Stony Gap, Virginia. But when his daddy dies, Red has to grow up fast. Can he save the family motor business? And can his once-strong friendship with Thomas survive the racial tension in town? It seems that not everything in life can be fixed like a broken axle. All of a sudden, Red has a lot to fight.