Isaac McCallum knows too intimately the struggles of being born into an ultra-Catholic family. His saintly mother, Angelica, is convinced that Isaac’s left-handedness makes him a deviant sinner. Because the Bible clearly cites the association between evil and “the left” (or “la sinistre” in Latin), she fears Isaac will be unfit in the eyes of God on Judgement Day. The more Angelica struggles to reform her son, the more Isaac turns away, turns to La Sinistre.
This book involves themes of religious fanaticism, art, family dynamics, and fear.