A novel exploring the hopelessness of the committed alcoholic and the helplessness of those who care.
Rehab Clinic. Disillusioned lawyer meets Kensington socialite. Michael struggling, confused about almost everything and in denial about his alcoholism; Lottie a wealthy, hardened alcoholic. They prop each other up midst the emotions of self examination, confessional and penitence - the hallmarks of the Minnesota Model for the reformation of the alcoholic. Discharged, a relationship is bound to form - albeit that relationships in early recovery are deemed to be dangerous. When Lottie relapses, Michael has to ask himself whether he loved her or was just attracted to her body and to her wealth – and to examine the part that he has played in her downfall.
Sorry, but this story has a sad ending.