About this book
An exhilarating new voice in American fiction tells the heart-rending, utterly gripping story of a father's suicide and its repercussions on a family. Comparisons have been made to Richard Ford and Tobias Wolf. 'A richly gifted newcomer' "Sunday Times Books for 2009"
Roy is still young when his father, a failed dentist and hapless fisherman, commits suicide on the deck of his boat. Throughout his life, Roy returns to that moment, gripped by its memory and the shadow it casts over his small-town boyhood. Finally, Roy lays his father's ghost to rest. But not before he exacts a gruelling, exhilarating revenge.