This is a character-driven book that packs a hard punch.
The story is about a young man who helps an older woman make a road trip from New Orleans to Nashville.
Once underway we begin to understand the young man, and why he is disillusioned and lost. He is strangely drawn to the family he is helping, but doesn't quite see the danger he is in.
Something of a loose cannon, the woman begins to get under the young man's skin. And lacking the wherewithal to deal with it, tension mounts to an explosive conclusion.
The prose is a times very poetic, the book is atmospheric and the drama very exciting.