When a petty thief is hiding out in a nasty motel and an on the run disgraced doctor checks in a few doors
down things can only get interesting.
After they are introduced by the motel manageress neither are keen on staying in touch.
Telling the back story of both characters as well as current day interaction the book leads us steadily through their lives.
This author has a knack of taking a simple sentence and packing a hefty punch. There's sadness and brutality in the story and you're torn between sympathy and disgust.
Well worth a read, only two books from Womersley so far but another promised this year. On my wishlist.