Idea 1: Mother and her son. The idea of a woman and a boy, maybe holding hands (a back view??) with the boy looking up at his mother and she maybe looking off somewhere. Kind of captures the bond they had while Jimmy was young and his devotion to her always even when she goes off in to her dark place later. The boy grows up and eventually becomes homeless.
- Man 40's, scruffy, homeless looking, old black books,canvas jacket, backpack, scullcap hat for cold weather.
- Looking down a long road, walking or standing
- Man holding a young boys hand who is happier maybe looking up...the boy is the younger version of himself during happier times.
- Either of the above but time is ticking, time is running out, the hourglass of time is not on their side.
This book is about a Hispanic woman that marry's a white male who accidentally gets her pregnant. The husband leaves and the mother maria, tries to keep it all together but eventually turns to prostitution and drugs and dies. The boy grows up and has a string of terrible events and winds up homeless. No father, no mother and the grandparents don't like him. Book is about dysfunction, mother and her son, running out of time, in the end there is some future healing of the relationships.