- 2017 INDIES Finalist
- Finalist, Mystery (Adult Fiction)
A novel of suspense with glorious writing harnessed to a gripping narrative, The Rules of Backyard Cricket observes celebrity, masculinity—humanity—with clear-eyed lyricism and exhilarating narrative drive. It starts in a suburban backyard with Darren Keefe and his older brother, sons of a fierce and gutsy single mother. The endless glow of summer, the bottomless fury of contest. All the love and hatred in two small bodies poured into the rules of a made-up game.