AMY HARMON: The Law of Moses

Dall’autrice di quel bellissimo romanzo che è I cento colori del blu (A Different Blue) (pubblicato da Newton Compton agli inizi del 2014), di cui trovate la mia recensione QUI, è uscito a novembre l’ultimo romanzo intitolato The Law of Moses che già dalle premesse sembra essere un altro toccante racconto di vita vera, difficoltà, rivincite e amore.

The Law of Moses May Harmon
Rating: ★★★★☆
Editore selfpublish
ISBN 9781311562586
Pagine 298
Prezzo € 3.30 ebook kindle
€3.96 ebook epub
Uscita 27 novembre 2014
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If I tell you right up front, right in the beginning that I lost him, it will be easier for you to bear. You will know it’s coming, and it will hurt. But you’ll be able to prepare.

Someone found him in a laundry basket at the Quick Wash, wrapped in a towel, a few hours old and fast-review-upclose to death. They called him Baby Moses when they shared his story on the ten o’clock news – the little baby left in a basket at a dingy Laundromat, born to a crack addict and expected to have all sorts of problems. I imagined the crack baby, Moses, having a giant crack that ran down his body, like he’d been broken at birth. I knew that wasn’t what the term meant, but the image stuck in my mind. Maybe the fact that he was broken drew me to him from the start.

It all happened before I was born, and by the time I met Moses and my mom told me all about him, the story was old news and nobody wanted anything to do with him. People love babies, even sick babies. Even crack babies. But babies grow up to be kids, and kids grow up to be teenagers. Nobody wants a messed up teenager.

And Moses was messed up. Moses was a law unto himself. But he was also strange and exotic and beautiful. To be with him would change my life in ways I could never have imagined. Maybe I should have stayed away. Maybe I should have listened. My mother warned me. Even Moses warned me. But I didn’t stay away.

And so begins a story of pain and promise, of heartache and healing, of life and death. A story of before and after, of new beginnings and never-endings. But most of all…a love story.