After 15-year-old Michelle’s older brother Damien throws her into a bookcase, she realizes it’s time to leave. With both parents dead and all of Damien’s money filling the fridge with alcohol instead of food, there’s no reason to come back. She sets out to live permanently in a field away from Damien and his drunken friends in hopes that stolen candy bars are sustenance enough.
When she arrives, however, she finds she’s not the only one who needs the land. Sixteen-year-old J is both tender and strong, but when he sees her plight and starts protecting her, flashes of his own harrowing past begin to surface. Just how deep do his scars run? Are some things impossible to heal from?
Heartbreaking yet hopeful, Hunger Is the Best Sauce is a tale of quiet heroism that explores what it really means to grieve, to heal, and to forgive.