Patterson Wells lives dangerously, clearing fallen trees in hurricane season. Since the death of his young son a few years ago, he’s been lost in a self-destructive fog. His life becomes entangled with that of his neighbor’s grown son, Junior, another lost soul. Wells and Junior bond after a fashion, as their lives spiral further out of control, with drug deals gone bad, drunken sprees, and murders.
Fascinating in a grim can’t-look-away-from-the-trainwreck fashion. Whitmer writes lyrically about broken lives and disposable people.