For Annie and Evan it was love at first sight. To the outside world, Annie was vivacious and charming, a successful broadcaster and writer. But once they start living together, Evan discovers Annie works desperately to hide her all-consuming fears, obsessions and neuroses. And her alcoholism. Evan believes love is forever and will conquer all. But soon Annie's closeted physical and verbal abuse, control and emotional disorders turn his life upside down. Sex, drugs and booze offer little succor but the true nightmare begins when Evan decides he's had enough and finds himself behind bars. He soon discovers the legal system delivers little justice, has its own penchant for abuse and men have few rights.
Journalist, award-winning filmmaker, musician, playwright and author, David Sherman served as playwright in residence at Infinitheatre in Montreal, where he had two hit plays, Joe Louis: An American Romance and The Daily Miracle. His first play Have a Heart was produced at the Centaur Theatre. The Alcoholic's Daughter is his first novel.