When this book landed on my desk I had no recollection of reserving it or why I’d done so; however, I am extremely glad I did. Here’s why:
The storyline follows the lives of three unlikely protagonists-
87-year-old touch-typist Karl, and
82-year-old recluse Agatha.
So, what do you get when you combine the three characters above with: a mannequin – Manny, a department store, a bus trip to Kalgoorlie, dead things, car and bus theft, a pub brawl and a geriatric sex scene* (not all in that order or all at once)? Surprisingly, a heartwarming tale about the meaning of life, death, grief, mental illness, love, family and friendship.
I could not put this book down once I picked it up, I read it one Sunday morning from cover to cover – I laughed, I cried, I smiled and I was a tiny bit horrified* ( see above ) . You must read it and let me know your opinion. Also you’d be supporting a WA author; this fantastic novel is Brooke Davis’s first. I’m really looking forward to reading what she writes next.