Sing a Worried Song
It is 1987. A clever young MBA student is accused of brutally stabbing to death a popular Vancouver street clown- apparently for the sheer pleasure of killing a stranger. Famed defence counsel Arthur Beauchamp, QC, is persuaded to switch sides, just the once, and prosecute the case. It looks like a cinch at first- but takes shocking turns as it starts to fall apart. Beauchamp too seems to fall apart, as he struggles with his alcohol addiction while his flamboyant wife, Annabelle, seeks new affairs.
Flash forward to present time. Beauchamp, happily remarried, has retired to a bucolic life on Garibaldi island, where he mixes it up with the wily, prankish locals. But suddenly the events of 1987 come back to bite him. "A worried man," he hums "sings a worried song." But Beauchamp's worries come very close to paranoia.
Softcover- good used condition