Imagine how your father whose only impact, to date, has been his absence, suddenly changes the direction of your entire life...."...Something about him..." is a tragic love story. Anna and Joe grow up, unknown to each other, grow up in the same Midland town before meeting at an East Coast University. Anna is an only child of Stephanie, a product of a rape suffered by her mother at the age of fifteen. Father unknown. Stephanie never tells Anna of her conception.Joe is the youngest of three, with a mother (Lorraine) and a step father (Simon). He, too, does not know his father, a criminal who was imprisoned for armed robbery when Joe was very young.The novel deals with the life stories of other main characters too: the family history of Stephanie, Simon and Lorraine as well as that of Joe and Anna. Each family member's story sheds light on the others, and the entire family saga is told at different stages by different characters.