From the Publisher:
Recently jilted by his young wife, Rene's father, John X. Shade, has come back to St. Bruno. Broke, boozed-out and too shaky to hold the pool cue that once made his fame and fortune, John X. seeks the sons he abandoned years ago for more than an ordinary reunion.
Daniel Woodrell: The Ones You Do. Pocket Books, ISBN: 0671001353 (August, 1998), 224 p., $17.95