I really didn't want this book to end. The storytelling is so amazing and addictive! The characters are rich, beautiful, and tragic. Stories like this one remind us how strange and wonderful life can be all at once. Read this!
William Amos Mann IV, known as Billy-the son of a heroic pilot killed in Vietnam and an unknown woman. The last in a line of proud, individualistic Irish-American men, Billy is discovered in a basket at the door of the dilapidated mansion where his bitter, hard-drinking grandfather, Thomas Mann, has exiled himself. Thomas sets out to raise the boy himself-on a diet of love, fried baloney, and the fascinating lore of their shared heritage.