Set on the backroads and small towns of an unspecified part of America, there’s a dreamlike quality to Moira Young’s new novel, which is filled with angels, ghosts, and the spirit of the movies too. Yet at the same time, it’s one of the most vivid, lively, uplifting and funniest books of the year. Davy David is an orphan. His home is a den in the graveyard and he makes some sort of living sweeping pictures in the dust. He copies his pictures from his favourite library book, Renaissance Angels.