This is a great novel! Beuragard "Bug" Montage, an African American who owns an auto repair shop, is a loving husband and good father to his two sons and daughter from an earlier relationship, but has financial problems, mostly caused by a competing repair shop recently moved into his town. On top of that, his mother owes money to her nursing home, and his daughter cannot afford to go to college. So, with financial pressures mounting, Bug decides to accept an offer from a former criminal associate to take a job as a getaway driver for a job big enough to solve those financial problems. Author Cosby beautifully builds the suspense, while saying a great deal about living as a Black man in the south (Virginia), and notions of fatherhood, loyalty, family and friendship. This is rightfully being praised as one of the best novels of 2020!

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