Published by Brandylane
Written by Eric Lotke
Eric Lotke (Washington, DC)
Author of Making Manna
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ABOUT THE BOOK
Libby Thompson is just fourteen years old when she flees her abusive home with her newborn son, Angel. Now they must build a life for themselves on hard work and low wages, dealing with police who are sometimes helpful-but not always-and a drug dealer who is full of surprises. As Angel gets older, he begins asking questions about his family, and Libby’s tenuous peace threatens to crumble. Can a son without a father and a young woman without a past make something beautiful out of a lifetime of secrets? Making Manna explores the depths of betrayal, and the human capacity to love, flourish, and forgive in the face of heartbreaking odds.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Eric Lotke has spent his career driving change in the prison system. He’s spent time providing legal counsel to people incarcerated under DC law, working to reduce violence in neighborhoods, and researching how to create progressive economic change. His work with the census bureau’s treatment of prisoners has lead to integral changes in state law in New York, California, Delaware and Maryland and hopefully many more. His lawsuit over the exploitative price of phone calls from prison also led to new rules by the FCC.
The National Criminal Justice System commissioned him to write The Real War on Crime. He is the author of two novels, 2044 and Making Manna. He lives in Washington, DC.
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