There is a family secret at the heart of this lovely memoir, but it's nothing terribly shocking. The author's father died when he was very young, and as he grows up, he realizes the story of how and where his father's body was found has some big holes in it. Why was he on that street? Why weren't the police called? Was it a heart attack? Or murder?
Hainey takes us with him as he travels to the places he lived as a boy and unravels the secret his father's friends kept for so many years. The joy of reading this book comes from watching the author get to know his father and mother better, and thus end with a fuller picture of both.