Michael and his friends Tommy, Mixer, and Bones aren't just from the wrong side of the tracks; they're from the wrong side of everything. Except for Mr. Haberman, their remedial English teacher, no one at their high school takes them seriously. Haberman calls them "gentlemen," but everyone else ignores them — or, in Bones's case, is dead afraid of them. When one of their close-knit group goes missing, the clues all seem to point in one direction: to Mr. Haberman. Gritty, fast-paced and brutally real, this debut novel takes an unflinching look at what binds friends together, and what can tear them apart.