Award-winning author Joe Clifford was born in Berlin, CT. He now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Justine, and two sons. He is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University and holds an MFA degree from Florida International University. However, prior to these scholarly accomplishments, Joe had been a heroin and methamphetamine addict--an addiction that landed him homeless on the streets. After ten years, Joe turned his life around. He now uses the backdrop of his own extreme experience to shine a light on the misunderstood and marginalized. No one can write with the authority of Joe Clifford when describing the reality of alcohol and drug abuse. Rag and Bone is the fifth novel in his award-winning Jay Porter series.