Bandy Dorner, home from Vietnam, awakes with his car mired in a canal, his cabin reduced to ashes, and his pregnant wife preparing to leave town with her lover.
Within moments, a cop lies bleeding on the road. Eighteen years later, Bandy is released from prison.
His parents are gone, but on the derelict family ranch, Bandy faces a different reunion.
Tracy, his now teenaged son, has come to claim the father he's never known.
Hot on his heels is his mum and Bandy's ex-wife. All three are damaged, hardened, haunted. But warily, desperately, they move in a slow dance around each other, trying to piece back together a family that never was; trying to discover if they belong together at all.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 04/04/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781408809662