Ellie O'Donnell needs something to live for. Manic-depression and Alcoholism dominate her life. She is recovering from her latest boutof depression when she is released from hospital on a day pass. Ellie has a chance meeting with Jimbo, a homeless man. His story has such an impact on her that it changes her life forever. This novel deals with a dual diagnosis syndrome (depression and alcoholism). It is a story of hope and determination against the odds.