Bobby and Aaron have been friends since their school years. But when Aaron comes out of prison years after his sentencing, Bobby barely recognizes him.
Gone is the wanna-be, pseudo black persona. In its place, a hardened, white supremacist full of tattoos and hatred.
Bobby who’s always hidden that he’s bi-racial, is terror struck the night Aaron badly beats a young black man outside a burger joint.
He has no one to turn to with his fears. His only family is his alcoholic mother Isabel, who continually breaks promises.
When a chance encounter with Bobby’s father brings Isabel a spark of hope, that’s when you know you are truly caught up in the power of this book.
John Vercher has written a story about poverty, loss, fear and identity. Three-Fifths is a great debut and highly recommended.
~ June Lorraine
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4 responses to “John Vercher: Three-Fifths”
Whoa! This sounds timely and powerful.
It surely is, and powerful is the word!
Sounds good and oh so relevant to all that is going on today.
It certainly is Laurie, and a compelling read