FREE SHIPPING

on all orders of $59 or more

$8 OFF your purchase of $100 or more!
Use coupon code WEDNESDAY in checkout.

Fortnight on Maxwell Street

, by
Fortnight on Maxwell Street by Kerns, David, 9780996676533
Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.
  • ISBN: 9780996676533 | 0996676538
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/7/2018
  • Rent Book

    (Recommended)

    $12.36
     
    Term
    Due
    Price
  • Buy New Book

    In Stock Usually Ships in 24 Hours

    $11.71
  • eBook

    Available Instantly

    Online: 365 Days

    Downloadable: Lifetime Access

    $11.99

Fortnight on Maxwell Street is a reluctant hero's journey of fear and courage set in Chicago in the spring of 1968. 24-year-old medical student Nick Weissman spends two weeks delivering babies in the kitchens and bedrooms of the inner-city's slum tenements. Over his head medically, and unprotected in one of America's most dangerous neighborhoods, his character and resourcefulness are tested in the extreme when a national tragedy intervenes.

Confronting racism, the young white protagonist steps into his racial fear, testing his fledgling professionalism and his honor to care for a black family in grave danger. The embodiment of racial hatred, James Earl Ray, moves in parallel with Nick, stalking Martin Luther King, Jr., killing him and igniting the urban chaos that is the setting for the climax of the story.

"David Kerns' Fortnight on Maxwell Street is a suspenseful medical odyssey that dances along a high wire of racial tension during a tragic and historic American moment."

James McManus, author of New York Times Bestseller Positively Fifth Street

You might also enjoy...



Please wait while the item is added to your bag...