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The Patriot Joe Morton Paperback – December 10, 2011
Intrusion: A Novel
A loving couple, grieving the loss of their son, finds their marriage in free fall when a beautiful, long-lost acquaintance inserts herself into their lives. Learn More
Top Customer Reviews
The other major theme is change. Change is inevitable and even if nothing has changed forever, most people know in their gut it could happen. Even so, this reality is denied and people do everything they can to hold their little worlds in a type of stasis. Thus it is for the inhabitants of Cranston, Texas. Life goes along as it has always gone along – stopping at the Truck Stop Café for coffee, working the farm, strolling the main street of small town USA and seeing the same faces and places you’ve seen all your life. Then, like the theory of punctuated equilibrium, the winds of change start to blow and nothing is ever the same again.
There is an intimacy to Michael DeVault’s writing. The death of Joe Morton’s son is the catalyst for change. Joes’ grief is palpable. When he asks Cranston’s funeral director if he’ll be able to see his son’s body, Frederick Gruber, who has been the sole funeral provider in the small town for years, he’s seen Korea and worked through Vietnam. He’s buried grandmothers and infants but never “. . . had he so profoundly understood grief until that moment.”
Doris has worked at the Truck Stop Café since she left high school. She’s never been anywhere but Cranston.Read more ›
So recognizable as America and I can only think the author grew up in a similar area and among similar people .
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It is a story about dreams, regrets, and second chances. The characters are true to life, and the story surprises and delights. Looking forward to reading more by this author.Published 3 months ago by Donna King
Very well written by this seasoned author . Good story and makes you think .Published 15 months ago by Cindy