Doc Ebersole, is haunted by the ghost of Hank Williams a decade after giving Hank a shot of morphine that possibly ended his life. Doc finds himself alone in San Antonio tending to the down on their luck misfits, dealers, illegal’s and prostitutes that inhabit the Yellow Rose and the neighborhood surrounding it. A girl named Graciela comes into his life and has a healing effect on him and others in the neighborhood.
This novel by singer, songwriter Steve Earle is dark and depressing but also has a positive side of beauty and redemption. If you’re interested in what life may be like on the other side of the tracks this is a very good, quick read.