Davy is the friend listening, and the novel is presented from his perspective. In flashbacks interspersed through the conversation, we learn about how he met his wife Faye, and their longtime relationship. Like Joe, he has secrets that the novel is slow to reveal. But while Joe seems incapable of articulating his late mid-life crisis, Davy appreciates what life has presented him with, even if his marriage is far from perfect.
Robert Koehler, Medical Librarian