Philip Cormack, a GP in the Cornish village of Tregaskis, is facing burn-out, divorce, and the end of his cricketing days. He sets out on a rejuvenating sabbatical in Canada, but unwittingly finds himself on an aboriginal reserve where deprivation, drink and violence abound. His struggle to cope there is relieved only by the oddball friends he discovers, and an unlikely relationship with Karla, a nurse and single mother. Maybe if he could rescue her and her teenage son, Alex from this hardship, his life would have some fulfilment after all.
Alan Davis has worked as a fulltime doctor in the NHS for over thirty years, with sporadic trips to rural Canada during this time. When not working, he devotes time and energy to his wife, his three lovely daughters, West Bromwich Albion, his constipated cat, and trying to write. He lives in Cornwall.