Edgar, for most of the novel, is a wise and sensitive eight year old albino. Lucy is his mother who is a red-headed widow who enjoys beer and the company of men. They live in Florence’s home, the mother of Edgar’s deceased father. Lucy has no inclination to be a warm, caring mother until her son is abducted and his whereabouts are unknown.
I really liked this book. Lodato created a tension that made me want to keep reading. He also had some beautiful, lyrical passages,especially when describing things seen through Edgar’s eyes. Edgar & Lucy is not a comfy,feel good book, yet I thoroughly enjoyed it.