“Old Gloves is a beautifully imagined and deeply engaging novel, which shows felt life in all of its many complexities... The narrative unfolds across several continents with an interesting and individualized cast of characters."
Reporter Charley Hubbs has left almost everything of his former life behind--even part of his memory. Now Charley has the story that any reporter would kill for. Problem is, he might have done just that--and his name has moved from the bylines to the headlines. Enlisting the aid of seductive, whip-smart bartender Elizabeth "Lizzy" Zapler, he makes a daring courthouse escape. From that point on, it's a race against time for the truth. Along the way, Charley discovers that he can run, but not hide, from his past. Against the backdrop of Chicago's storied Wrigley Field, a baseball shrine cursed by a billy goat, Charley is caught in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse that plays out in two seasons--one of futility and the other of hope.
"Billy Jones and his dad have a score to settle. Up in Chicago, Billy drowns his past in Booze. In South Carolina, his father saddles up for a drive to reclaim him. Caught in this perfect storm is a ragged assortment of savants: shape-shifting doctor, despairingly bisexual bombshell, tiara-crowned trumpeter, zombie senator. A stampede is coming for them all, and it's carrying the weight of America's forgotten revolutionary heritage." - from back cover.
In July 1986, dozens of Chicago congregations, (Black, White, Hispanic, rich, poor) from every part of the city worked together to bring a message of love, hope and faith to the people of Chicago. They made the city a church without walls for that summer, their outreach touching even the elegant lakefront and the gang-ruled housing projects. This is the story of the churches, the events, but most of all the people who who took a dream and made it happen. From operation Harvest comes a new blueprint for urban evangelism.