A man lay dead in a parking lot. Tommy didn't kill him, but the police will shoot first and ask questions later. Mother Bess is kin, but she is a crazy, mean old lady hiding out high about the Homewood streets--streets that have taken away everything she ever loved. Together, Tommy and Mother Bess are hiding, in anger and fear. Will they find the courage to come out of hiding?
About the Author
JOHN EDGAR WIDEMAN is the author of more than twenty works of fiction and nonfiction, including the award-winning Brothers and Keepers, Philadelphia Fire, and the story collection God's Gym. He is the recipient of two PEN/ Faulkner Awards and has been nominated for the National Book Award.
"Wideman has come into his full powers." The New York Times
"Wideman has a fluent command of the American language, written and spoken." The Washington Post
"Wideman moves into the very heart of the black experience in urban America." The Philadelphia Inquirer