You’re 29, able-bodied and unemployed. You’ve got ambitions as an artist, but no prospects. No problem. Move into a retirement home trailer park with your 68 year old father who’s recently been inducted into a local hospice program. Become the chief, 24 hour carer. Add a pinch of salt, and stir. Simmer for 8 years.
A tour-de-force nearly a decade in the making, this is a powerful, superbly-drawn and deeply moving portrait of a young man coming to terms with his dying father, and with his own life, as he takes care of the old man in his final months.
Published in the UK by Myriad Editions and in the US by Penn State University Press
310 pages, three colours.