The book Christ in Concrete starts very abruptly and casually. It sets the scene for the setting, time period and language used.
I think this book will be very interesting because the way it is written really immerses you into the life of the characters. It is almost a first person view on the story without being written in a first person perspective. The subtle addition of personal thoughts embedded in the text adds a certain familiarity and realistic detail that I thoroughly enjoy.
I believe that next in the book, we will see more about the wife and the children. Potentially how the children grow up and the life of immigrants that they have to conform to. It definitely seems that this is a very gritty setting and the story will involve a lot of blunt and almost vulgar themes to further emphasize this.