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On a shimmery summer day, eleven-year-old Ben watches his too tall, bird-crazy best friend, Ring, wade into the river. Everyone else is laughing and talking on the riverbank, paying no mind. Ring turns and gives them all one last look…and disappears.
Day after agonizing day, Ben waits for the news of his friend. In the meantime, he tries to sort out a jumble of thoughts and memories so he can get things straight in his head about Ring. From his outlandish stories to his evasiveness about his background, Ring has been a mystery from the first. But if Ben dares to consider that Ring might not have drowned, new questions arise. If Ring is still alive, where is he? And why did he leave in the first place?