'Ossie is an outcast. Traveling with his late father's bike gang, his head is full of his father's death and his mother's abandonment. Ossie's life goes from bad to worse. He crashes his bike, is reviled by his gang, and spends months in recovery. Then he meets Essie Ellis, a manipulative little old lady with a passion for living. Their relationship takes Ossie on a physical and emotional journey where he learns, through Essie's experience of life, what it means to love and be loved. Ossie learns about life from her - about words, ideas and books - with poignant reference to The Wind in the Willows deftly woven through the novel. Essie tells him the legend of the Glass Mountain and together they take a journey that will end in a trial and a conviction, but also in a life redeemed.'
Source: Publisher's blurb.