Thirteen-year-old Charley Callaghan is coping with some difficult changes in his life. His family has recently moved to Vancouver from Ireland, and his mother has died of cancer. Now he is desperately trying to fit in -- in a new school, a new city, a new country -- while holding a part-time job and keeping an eye on his little sister, Annie. Charley's red hair and Irish accent at first make him a target of the class bullies, but he is just tough enough to keep them at bay. It's almost a relief to him when the bullies find ...

Payback 2008, Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, Toronto, Canada

ISBN-13: 9780888997043

Trade paperback

Payback 2007, Groundwood Books, Toronto, Canada

ISBN-13: 9780888997012