The day after losing his job in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, Ricky suffers a catastrophic haemorrhagic stroke.
Fortunately, his girlfriend Beth is nearby. A few minutes later, the unconscious Ricky is wheeled into Brooklyn's Methodist Hospital with a 5% chance of survival, and worse odds of any type of good outcome.
Beth begins an eight-week vigil, grabbing an occasional nap on a waiting room floor.
Then Hurricane Sandy does to New York what the haemorrhage did to Ricky's brain.
Amid the rubble of a battered city, brain injury, and lost jobs, Beth and Ricky start planning for a future together.
After all, this is a love story.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 22/01/2019
- Category: Memoirs
- ISBN: 9781912240449