The ebullient Bertha Truitt and her small-town bowling alley are central to McCracken’s rambunctious saga.
“Bowlaway” begins with a body in a cemetery: a mysterious woman wearing a divided skirt, a small bowling ball and bowling pin in her bag. It is 1900. And the body is alive.
Who could walk away from this opening line?
“They found a body in the Salford Cemetery, but aboveground and alive.”