Henry turns to watch a pretty woman pass, and in that instant his young daughter, Mary, is struck and killed by a bus.
Tender; gorgeously told in bold, vibrant strokes; and utterly shocking in both its imagery and its rawness, Blue Flamingo Looks at Red Water lays bare the different pathways of grief as Henry and his wife, Isabel, deal with the unimaginable loss of their child. Isabel begins an affair with another bereaved father. Henry chooses silence and alcohol. But neither they nor the listener are prepared for the final twist that brings them back together while slowly tearing them apart. This is a story that sticks in mind and heart, an unforgettable song about the many forms of letting go, and the many more of holding on.