by Bill King



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/16/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 244
ISBN : 9781425120108

About the Book

Young Hack Patterson gave up on Detroit in 1962 and returned to his roots in a cotton mill village in Alabama. Broke and bored he and his best friend Woozie Thomas agreed to haul a load of moonshine for a local bootlegger. This bizarre episode lands them in a rural county jail for two weeks. Following the jail stint, both are temporarily employed at a nursing home to assist the staff in preparing for a state inspection. What happens over the next two months will change their young lives forever as they are peppered by a variety of events and situations that involve some uncanny personality traits of patients who are entering the twilight of their lives. Profoundly cathartic this extraordinary story enhanced by smidgens of marijuana, lightens the darkness of the human spirit.

About the Author

Bill King was born in a cotton mill village boarding house in Madison County in North Alabama. His varied background includes a stint in politics as a member of the Alabama Senate and House of Representatives and as a developer of hotels and apartments in the eighties and nineties. He lives in Birmingham, Alabama. Other books by the author include Just Get on with It and Which way is Down.