Living in a house full of women isn't helping fifteen-year-old Ben make sense of his life. He wants to be the kind of guy who can talk to girls--but he just sounds like a fool. He wants to be a jock--but he can't quite make the grade. And tired of ridicule, Ben has given up the one thing at which he excels. Now, he's being bullied by a thug named Claude, whose viciousness is escalating. Ben feels his anger and frustration grow with each passing day. Then Great-Aunt Frieda comes to visit and Ben learns about the old woman's former life in Russia. He's astonished at how Frieda dealt with the Men of Stone--Stalin's agents who terrorized her community and her family. As Frieda tells her powerful story, Ben begins to understand who he is and what kind of person he wants to be. The road he must travel is clear ... if only he can get past the rage that has taken control of his life. For ages 12 to 14.