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The protagonist is one Peter 'Pop' Popovich. He is a young American male, like many of his generation,left stranded on the beach by the receding tide of a broken economy, low-wage jobs or no jobs at all. He has native intelligence but no focus. He can be abruptly ruthless but shows kindness in caring for his dying WWII grandfather and trying to sober up his drunken mother. His life is one fascinating misadventure after another. A loving woman, a steady job, always slips through his fingers.
Michael Zimecki produces a highly detailed and chilling picture of life in the slow lane. Death Sentences is ultimately a tragedy but with plenty of dark humor and laughs along the way. I found it a very good read.
The writing is top notch. Get it!
Gripping and graphic, Zimecki thoughtfully probes the racially charged mind in social, economic, and political realms and does it in such a way as to not bore the reader. Instead, the author cleverly probes the mind of this inmate in an attempt to uncover the motivations of his life. The main character, a murderer and death row inmate, gives a reader much pause to how his own choices have brought him to where he is.
Zimecki must be an author, sociologist, and anthologist, as he picked up a great deal about the concerns and problems that drive the production of the racially charged convict. I won't give away all the details, but, as this death row inmate recalls these events, the story unfolds to reveal a whirlwind of causes: politics, a difficult love, and a manic mother.
There is much to be learned and enjoyed here by all who read.
This is a superb example of a well crafted, cleverly written, and suspenseful first- person narrative into the mind of man pushed to the edge of morality.
Two Thumbs Up!