What happens to a family when something unspeakable shatters its core? Something so shocking the whole world wants to know about it?
No-one knows what made Tommy Stefano do what he did that night. Was it his family, their clumsy ambivalent love? Was it a curse, the bitter crow that has been following the Stefano men for generations? Was it losing his job, or did God make him do it? Did pornography, did television?
Trying to find some answers in his brother's death, Lou Stefano goes on a pilgrimage into the past, into the depths of his own desire, shame and confusion. But what if there are no answers? No reasons why we do what we do, love who we love? Then maybe the best Lou can hope for is to lay some ghosts to rest.
A novel of rare electric brilliance explodes into the consciousness with a dazzling visceral power.