Well, Mr. McCarthy, you've done it again. Another creepy and well-wrought (and fan of rotting) character to wallow through the mud after. Your writing lends lyricism and beauty to the environment, but the rest of it is all like the worst of humanity all combined. All I can say is, Eww. And I hope that Lester Ballard or anyone like him ever finds me stranded on the side of the road.