A touching novel reflecting on the life of Farley, now elderly, ill and alone. It looks at his time as a young child to the present. Everything Farley has gone through can easily happen to anyone - deceit from those you trust, loving another man's wife, losing your memory. I did find the story sad although there are bursts of humour. And it made me reflect on my own mortality and realise that one day, Farley's reality may be mine.