What if you had the chance to set the record straight, even if only in your own mind? And how would you tell your story if you knew that the only decent thing you’d ever done would someday come back to destroy the ones you love?
As Joseph lies dying, his long-estranged son watches from across the dark, cold bedroom. He knows what the boy is thinking. Although Joseph can’t say the words aloud, he tells his story—his hard miner’s life, the deceits, the crimes, the years of imprisonment, and, most important, his abandonment of his family.
With the lyricism of the lost, Joseph forgoes the sanitizing lies that most cling to at the end of life, sticking instead to the whole, ugly truth.