This book is primarily about Doig's growing up years and his relationship with his father and other members of his family and community.
Unfortunately, I don't think Doig told this story as well as he has told some of his fiction books. (For example, here are two that I wrote reviews on: Sweet Thunder and The Whistling Season.)
I got easily bored with his narrative and only stuck with it because I liked his other books. I did become more interested in it as I got closer to the end of the book, but that didn't help the beginning of the book!
If you've read anything else by Ivan Doig and liked it, you might want to give it a try just because it was written by him. If you've never read a Doig book before, I would definitely steer you to the other two I mentioned earlier.
Rating: 5 / 10
Publisher: Harcourt Inc.