The Coward

The Coward by Jarred McGinnis

After a car accident Jarred discovers he'll never walk again. Confined to a 'giant roller-skate', he finds himself with neither money nor job. Worse still, he's forced to live back home with the father he hasn't spoken to in ten years.

The story flips between the narrator’s past leading up to the accident and his life after the accident. The difficulties of life as a wheelchair user and the attitudes of those around him are vividly portrayed. A gritty look at relationships, and in particular Jarred’s relationship with his father, after Jarred’s mum died from an aneurysm.  Part memoir, part fiction, this is Jarred McGinnis’s story.