Hope Road is a contemporary novel of lasting import. When a day laborer of uncertain ethnic origins begins to influence the scions of an exclusive private school in suburban Los Angeles, one privileged father creates a vendetta to get rid of this seemingly untoward and unsavory man.
In the course of their conflict, the prejudices of the father and his friends come harshly to the surface, as the day laboring carpenter demonstrates profound love, versatility, and extraordinary vision that takes him from merely being a carpenter to being a vast influence over everything that happens at the school. A "powerful novel of change and insight" (Kathryn Boree), Hope Road is not only the story of one man's grace under pressure, but also the story of our own broken culture. Hope Road is the story of our breakdown, and a roadmap of how we might reclaim our lost ambitions and find meaning once more.
It took me a few minutes to get into the story and so I changed the speed to better fit my listening style. I'm glad I did. It was a great story, retold, in a modern setting. I found myself anxiously waiting for the outcome, even though listeners will recognize the story and will know the result, it will likely be the same for you. It's worth your time. It makes you look inside yourself and think on where would you find yourself if you were part of the story. Whew!
Thanks for the great story, Mr. Singe and Mr. Cunningham!