Critical Injuries

Critical Injuries
Author: Joan Barfoot
Language English
Pages: 336
ISBN10: 1582432082
Genre: Fiction
Goodreads Rating: 3.64
ISBN13: 9781582432083
Published: June 13th 2002 by Counterpoint

After years of disappointment, forty-nine-year-old Isla is finally content in her second marriage to Lyle. Seventeen-year-old Roddy, on the other hand, is a faltering student, and occasional shoplifter trying to make sense of his life.

Their worlds collide one hot August afternoon when a fake robbery organised by Roddy and his friend Mike goes horribly wrong, leaving Isla with a bullet lodged in her spine. With Roddy 'immobilised' in gaol and Isla lying paralysed in the hospital, they both have lots of time to reflect upon where it all went wrong.