Agent: Louise Fury
Fred Aceves is a Latino author who grew up in a community like the one described in THE CLOSEST I’VE COME, a tough, working-class neighborhood filled with single moms. He attended five high schools and worked two jobs before eventually dropping out of school. He later earned his GED and traveled around the world. He was born in the United States and currently lives in Mexico with his wife. THE CLOSEST I’VE COME is his debut novel.