A shaky bond between father and son is tested in Denver author Gregory Hill’s darkly humorous first novel. Hill’s city-boy protagonist, Stacey “Shakespeare” Williams, intends to make a quick trip to his small hometown until he discovers his father in the early stages of dementia. He moves in to help—and finds himself dealing with the town’s peculiar residents and a rising stack of bills. Under the weight of it all, Shakespeare and friends hatch a half-baked idea to rob a bank, but an unexpected tragedy changes everything.