If you’re one of those crying-to-your-shrink-cause-your-childhood-was-SO-hard type of people, you should probably read #1 New York Times Bestselling author Mick Foley’s fiction debut, Tietam Brown, for a reality check. Even if you’re not one of them, stop your whining and pick up the damn thing anyway.
Atietam “Andy” Brown is a seventeen year-old with a busted hand, and a missing ear. He’s arrived at his father’s house to start life anew after being raised alternately in foster homes and juvenile detention centers where his life hung by a thread on more than one occasion. With this fresh start in hand he hopes he’s got a shot at completing his childhood like a normal kid. But when he realizes that his father’s favorite activities are naked beer-guzzling weight lifting, and sleeping with his classmate’s mothers, well, let’s just say his prospects for the future are once again dimmed. That is, until he finds out that Terri, the hottest cheerleader in school, likes him. (Nice work, Andy!)
Funnier than professional wrestling and smarter than nuclear physics, Tietam Brown is sure to pin you for a three-count to your reading chair.
"A dark and violent, funny and sweet coming-of-age story." -The Atlanta Journal-Constitution "It makes you laugh so hard sometimes it makes you cry. . . . Tietam Brown announces the coming of a promising novelist of the American obscene." -Chicago Tribune
"Rollicking, violent, and sometimes uproariously funny. . . . Frighteningly readable." --Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Tietam Brown is a disturbing coming-of-age story filled with gut-wrenching violence that makes the soulful musings of Holden Caulfield seem unbearably saccharin and ridiculously over-privileged by comparison." -Baltimore Sun
"[Foley] has found a ring of truth in the world of books. . . . he has created a work of fiction that is part grotesque, part noir and part cautionary tale on the evils of bad parenting." -Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"Surprisingly moody. . . . Marked with brilliant imagery and a dark, yet melodic, story." -Pittsburgh Live
"Compulsively readable. . . . [Foley] knows how to weave an intriguing if somewhat offbeat tale." -Library Journal
"Tietam Brown is both entertaining and disturbing, both a coming-of-age novel and a mystery of character, both funny and tragically sad." -Charlotte Observer
"Tietam Brown, a strange mix of J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye and Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho, is definitely not for the faint of heart. . . . [A] sad and disturbing tale." -Bookpage