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Now and at the Hour [PDF / Epub] ☃ Now and at the Hour By Martin Drapkin – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Billy Malsavage a young aide is shocked at the scared look in twelve year old Ricky's eyes when the boy is wheeled into B Ward victim of a serious brain injury suffered in a football game Ricky can't Billy Malsavage a at the PDF/EPUB ã young aide is shocked at the scared look in twelve year old Ricky's eyes when the boy is wheeled into B Ward victim of a serious brain injury suffered in a football game Ricky can't walk or talk but his intelligence is unaffected Buddy also Now and Kindle - feels sorry for Ricky A fifty four year old man with cerebral palsy he too is trapped in a body that doesn't work well but his mind is fine As the months pass the three grow closer Billy has his own inner demons but does what he can to and at the PDF/EPUB ✓ make Ricky feel better less scared among the residents of the ward most of whom have severe or profound mental retardation He reads to Ricky and Buddy and shows Laurel and Hardy movies Buddy does what he can to befriend Ricky As Ricky weakens and his physical condition worsens he turns to his Catholic faith for solace But can his faith help him in his desperation Can anything This is a novel about three isolated people who struggle to connect with others and to find some meaning and maybe even salvation in their lives Billy who has been working in B Ward for about a year right after graduating from high school is a reclusive loner who left home and his whacko parents as soon as he could Buddy lived on the farm with his folks and then with just his brother and sister in law until they could no longer care for him and he had to be institutionalized He hates enduring the indignities of being helpless and longs for heaven Ricky until his terrible accident was a normal kid living at home with his parents and sisters playing sports and hanging out with his friends At first Ricky finds many of the residents bizarre or frightening There's Gramps the oldest person with Down syndrome in the state and his twisted up little friend Timmy who spend most of each day holding hands There's sullen Arnie who always wears his stars and stripes hard hat and studies lingerie catalogs There's annoying Larry the Whacker and little Davey who scoots around the floor on his back and dusts the legs of cribs with a washcloth But as time goes on Ricky grows used to them When Ricky's condition takes a turn for the worse Buddy and Billy feel helpless and worried Will he get better What if he doesn't In his lonely hospital room Ricky silently says his prayers and misses his friendsNow and at the Hour is Marty Drapkin's first published work of fiction He's written and published nonfiction books and articles in his professional field having to do with county jail operations He is a self described faceless bureaucrat laboring unappreciated for an obscure state government agency the proverbial man in the gray flannel suit leading a life of uiet desperation Marty and his wife Erica live in Cross Plains Wisconsin with a motley crew of dogs and cats all of whom have issues He has a grown daughter who lives in Seattle and doesn't mind the rainCover art by Lynn Wells.

  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Now and at the Hour
  • Martin Drapkin
  • English
  • 09 April 2014
  • 9781608440788

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