Bill Knight doesn't have a lot going for him, but he does have his wife Dottie... at least until he comes home and finds her bent over the kitchen table for another man.
From there his life goes to shambles, he gets jailed a bit unfairly, his parents disown him at the lowest point in his life, and before he can make any reconciliation with them, they die.
And to rub it in the only inheritance they give him is a hovel of a house that is basically a worthless dump - his brothers inheriting the family wealth.
He moves to turn his life around, and with a few surprises the story takes us to a fairly uplifting place showing perseverance, good spirit and good values, can win out.
A really great read.