Anton is dying of pancreatic cancer and his life flashes before him and before his wives and children.
The various voices in the novel were sometimes confusing at first but they lent themselves to a real picture of Anton and his life and death.
I found the religious thoughts of Anton fascinating and I also found him disgusting much of the time. Family relationships are always difficult and McPhee writes of each member well.
There were many lies in this story and we don't always know who is telling the truth. We do get a good picture of a man's life and how control can be lost or won.