The Risk Pool
Sam Hall is Mohawk’s resident gambling hellraiser. His son Ned is the opposite and when his father returns to Mohawk, Ned’s quiet life is turned upside down. Over the next 20 years he struggles to please Sam whilst avoiding Sam’s costlier mistakes.
The Risk Pool is a thirty-year journey through the lives of Sam Hall, a small-town gambling hellraiser, and his watchful, introspective son Ned. When Ned’s mother Jenny suffers a breakdown and retreats from her husband’s carelessness into a dream world, Ned becomes part of his father’s seedy nocturnal world, touring the town’s bars and pool halls, struggling to win Sam’s affections while avoiding his sins.