A captivating story about a kind and gentle man finding happiness and falling in love for the first time. Ari, aka Brute, leads us through his life which wasn't pleasant for the most part. Due to his large size and simple nature, he was never treated very well after the death of his parents. He is working as a day laborer, basically moving large stones, until he saves a life losing his hand in the process. This leads to a series of events including meeting Gray, a charming man who foresees a person's death. The storytelling is done extremely well with an interesting series of events and characters you quickly come to love. I stayed up way too late finishing this one because I just couldn't put it down.