A young man in the grip of addiction. An old woman's mind fades away. A family face ghosts from their present and past.
Can dreams fly free from a nightmare?
Yorkshire, mid 1990s:
James is a twenty-something, unemployed, gambling addict, trapped in a small, northern town by his addiction and the decline through Alzheimer’s of the grandmother he is devoted to.
Desperately wanting to escape and travel, James cannot break free; gambling more and more to try and fund his grandmother’s care as her condition worsens and their family begins to fall apart at the seams.
Will he be able to wrestle free from the places and demons that have ensnared him for so long?
Through Peggy’s eyes we see first-hand the terror and helplessness as Alzheimer’s takes its unrelenting grip on her mind and body.
Are the echoes and ghosts from her past that now haunt her real? Or just the figments of a troubled and dying mind?
Ghosts in the Corner should strike a chord with lovers of real, gritty characters in settings and circumstances recognisable to many – as well as the countless thousands affected directly and indirectly by Alzheimer’s Disease and addiction.