This novel deals with Sam Hawley, a lowlife, trying to settle down with his daughter, Loo, in a small town in Massachusetts. They meet a variety of interesting characters as both attempt to adapt to a sedentary life after many years of wandering from place to place. We see Loo growing up and facing the various challenges of life with an errant father. The title refers to the various bullet scars that Sam has on him and alternative chapters relate how these occurred.
Well-written and engaging, this is well worth a read and did not end as depressingly as I suspected. Highly recommended.