Salty Saltzmanous's life was pretty dull. After years of hopping from trailer park to trailer park with his family, he thought he would get a new start in a little house deep in Mennonite country; but all that's there to do is work, drink, and argue with his wife. He didn't think it could get much worse-until he accidentally killed her.
So he ran.
Now it's been fourteen years on the run, living with a lively cast of homeless outcasts in the big city, all of them on the run from their pasts, all of them looking for some kind of salvation. But the police are back on Salty's trail, and the key to the case is his daughter, Sylvia, abandoned to foster care and now fully grown, who has finally decided to track down her missing father...
Warm, heartbreaking, and funny, Discards is a modern-day drama of abandonment and redemption.
About the author
Al Davis grew up in rural Ontario. He quit school at sixteen and moved to Toronto, where he worked at various dead-end jobs until, at twenty-six, he returned to school. He completed a B.A. in English literature and an M.A. in Religious Studies. He was two years through a Masters in Divinity when he switched to the Bachelor in Education program and became a high school teacher.