Живут на краю деревни под одной крышей два человека. Вместе их свела любовь к выпивке. Пагубная страсть полностью подчинила себе когда-то вполне приличных людей. Но с каждым днем человеческого в них остается все меньше…
A drunk with a troubled pass finds himself living in a town with a troubled present located some where in a western part of the United States in the late 1800's. Racism and violence plagues the town of mostly Chinese immigrants as a new larger trouble arises forcing a doctor of the town to prescribe to the drunk a "bad elixir" in order to save the town.
My journey as explained throughout the book begins in the late summer of 1994, as I became an expectant mother. By the time I was writing the final chapter, the suitcase in my story became my strongest accountability partner. Knowing if I was going to write it, I had better be living it!
This award-winning short story follows twenty-four hours in the life of a young Glaswegian man. It is written in the first person vernacular voice of the narrator.
First published in the anthology Glasgow Tales, The Waster's Tale won the EndPapers Tales Series prize.