“A smart, highly entertaining update on a classic story.” — Kirkus Reviews
“A beautiful, heartbreaking story of survival, escape, and finding home.” — Foreword Review
“Perfect for Twain fans and worthy of being a modern American classic.” — SF Book Review
The Ballad of Huck & Miguel
An American classic becomes a modern adventure
In this retelling of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Tim DeRoche dares to imagine that Huck Finn is alive today. Chased by his vengeful and psychotic father, Pap, Huck escapes down the concrete gash that is the Los Angeles River with his friend Miguel, an undocumented immigrant who has been falsely accused of murder. Riding the dangerous waters of a rainstorm, the two fugitives meet a strange cast of Angelenos both animal and human who live down by the river. And they learn the true value of love and loyalty. The Ballad of Huck & Miguel is not only a thrilling urban adventure, but also an inspired tribute to one of the most beloved novels ever written.