“Joseph D’Lacey is one sick puppy!” ~ Shan Williams
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
Shreve is a town in the Midlands, a quiet town, a run down, going nowhere town, a town that’s sole mapworthy offering is the Landfill site, where humanity’s rubbish is buried and forgotten.. Out of sight = Out of mind..
There is no one main protagonist in this book.. D’Lacey starts us off bouncing from person to person, situation to situation and you’re not quite sure what’s going on for the first few chapters..
We meet Mason Brand, a former famous photographer who’s abandoned all his worldly trappings to become something of a hermit. Agatha Smithfield, sick of being a nobody and determined to leave this dead end town and move to London.. At any cost. Donald Smithfield, her younger brother, lost in the clutches of an older married woman. Ray and Jenny, a pair of stoners who actually really don’t like each other much. Kevin and Tammy, a married couple who aren’t overly fond of one another either. Richard Smithfield, who you instantly hope is going to meet a very sticky end indeed.