Thirty years dedicated to killing other people for living, an empty life lived in darkness. Edmund a retired hitman, battles the demons of his past only finding comfort in the Lord's scriptures, cigarettes and a fine bottle of scotch. His biggest struggle isn't dealing with his past actions, but present and future, his place in society and his connection with a little girl who lives down the road.
Wort Irkington's Hate Books
Wort was forced to grow up very quickly. His mother suffered from undiagnosed depression and somehow her anxieties and bitterness spread like a contagion onto Wort. He found it helpful to write down on paper the things that he hated so much. Not to let them go, but to collect them like a hobby, or even a companion.