I saw this Canadian author interviewed on the CTV-Kitchener New at noon. The author was so honest and open about his past and how he also struggled as a homeless person and how this was the inspiration for his book. This story emerged from his experiences and the people he met along the way.
No one expects a homeless person to pick up a lost lottery ticket worth $13.5 million. In fact, it almost never happens. And even if it does once in a cold blue moon, as it did in this case, without a fixed address there is little chance that anyone will give them their winnings–until Granite helps them and changes their lives forever.
What an inspiring, hopeful, and tender story. I loved this character-driven novel. After reading this story, I now have a much deeper appreciation of how hard homeless people have it.
I read the book in one sitting and could not put it down.
Thank you Richard Wagamese for such a wonderful book!
Rating: 5 Stars
~ Irene Roth