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The Involvement of Emerson Paperback – February 28, 2013
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G. Mitchell Baker enjoys writing contemporary fiction, science fiction and edgy paranormal mystery, all with intriguing, interwoven mythos.
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Top Customer Reviews
Jonathan Wohlford Emerson is suddenly stripped and reduced to a miserable life as a homeless street person. And, being a lawyer, why should we really care? Ah, but no, we do care, because the one spark of love that still glows within him is that love for his three daughters. Plus, we must also care because he served his country as a Marine; trained to kill, with nearly 100 missions, consistently executed. He is not ordinary, he is in fact, extraordinary, but has lost his will and his way.
In this era of increasingly short attention spans, those seeking a ‘quick-fix’ or ‘instant gratification’ in reading may keep looking. This nearly 400-page story is revealed slowly like peeling an onion . . . And, like peeling an onion, you will shed a tear or two, before reaching the reward of sweet-succulent gratification.
Thus, if you seek a story about the human experience, grounded in the smelly, twisted grit of the real world . . . this is a must read. In the words of the protagonist, Jon Emerson: “My story begins with having to realize, and accept the fact I was systematically being destroyed. I left my home, rather than be dismantled within it.” On the streets, immersed into that dreadful community of lost and dangerous souls, Jon becomes known as ‘The Peacemaker’ while he continues to fight his own demons— “Unbeknownst to Jon, his tone changed from the despair of a caring father, to the anger of a disparaged veteran. Old, unhealed wounds saturated his conscious, and manipulated his pain.”
Then, a benevolent stranger gives him a remarkable gift, a classic antique pen. Jon names it “Covet” and this pen in his hand compels him to write his thoughts and ideas, intended for his beloved daughters, on another gift, a pack of paper napkins. Thus, begins a transformation of wondrous proportions to inspire souls across the earth. As Jon is awakened to his new reality: “ . . . he realized, more now than ever before, that to devolve had been necessary, for him to become, again involved.” And, he comes to know that he is— “No longer the arrogant legal professional and sovereign over meaningless relationships, Jon learns from meaningful friendships that to remain involved, is the essence of family.”
This magnificent story of a man, whose heart and soul is saturated with absolute love and devotion, endures destruction and devastation. Yet, finds his complete renewal and salvation by offering the same to others. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.