Driving his car while intoxicated, Jerry Lee hits a kid who ran out in front of him in the middle of the night. In a panic, Jerry Lee drives off and turns to his brother for help figuring out what to do. Feeling they are already in trouble, they go on the run and hide in motels while Jerry Lee deals with the consequences and guilt of his tragic mistake. These are brothers who have nothing but each other, and whatever happens, they are in it together. This is the gritty side of life, living in motels, running from your past, your mistakes, and Willy Vlautin is one of the best writers of this gritty fiction. Beneath it all is a strong sense of humanity.