A brain-injured teen and his caretaker live in a home that often adds to their discomfort.
Battling Boy. Paul Pope. First Second. 208 pages. $15.99.
“Maile Meloy’s Half in Love. She’s like Annie Proulx: She writes mainly about Montana. She writes good stories in a very simple, pared-down style with a real sense of life and human beings in a beautifully simple landscape.”