Antwone Quenton Fisher was placed in foster care within the first few weeks of his life. After two years in a loving foster home, the state foolishly took Antwone away, claiming that the attachment between Antwone and his foster mother could be problematic. He was soon placed in the home of Reverend and Mrs. Pickett, a middle-aged couple with grown children of their own. It was in the Pickett's loveless household that the nightmare of his childhood began. Describing the everyday misery of his life with astounding eloquence and grace, Fisher offers a window into his very soul, its depths of pain and fear, and its strength and resolve.