by Jennifer Haigh
Reviewed by Janet:
Claudia works as a counselor at a women's health clinic on Mercy Street in Boston, helping women in crisis. Timmy is her weed dealer. Winky (also known as Anthony) is another of Timmy's customers, as well as the online friend of Excelsior11, an antiabortion crusader who is targeting Mercy Street. As the stories of these four disparate people overlap in surprising ways, the reader is drawn into the complexities of the daily lives and decisions of people living on the edge in a variety of ways. Timely and unforgettable.