Carrying nothing but a shoebox of memories and a lot of secrets, Cassidy is used to being alone. But when his camper-van breaks down in a snowstorm and he is rescued by a kind young woman named Lark, he soon finds himself working in a small-town bar and becoming part of the community. When an inscrutable new waitress arrives, Cassidy is unsettled by a sense of recognition, and the unexpected arrival of a reality TV crew scouting for a new show finds him protecting Reba from the ghosts of her past. But it is his own ghosts who are chasing him - and he must find the courage to speak the truth, or risk losing everything, again.
A story of family, both given and found, and the long shadow of domestic violence, Alabama Chrome interrogates the performative nature of the modern world, and what true kindness means.
Alabama Chrome made me laugh, cry and think. I love this book.