Unafraid: A Novel of the Possible
Midpoint Trade Books Incorporated
, 2008 - Fiction
- 324 pages
Two dates burn fiercely in the memory of millions of Americans: 22 November 1963 and 11 September 2001. These two tragedies bracket Unafraid, a story grounded in a simple question: what if the fatal bullet fired on that sunny Dallas afternoon had veered three inches off target? Unafraid lays out a compelling answer, rich with the public adventures and private dramas of 20th Century icons -- J Edgar Hoover, Martin Luther King, Fidel Castro, Golda Meir, the Beatles -- played out on a transformed world stage. At the centre of this parallel history is a leader who blows the sides out of conventional politics with a simple belief: a primary reason that idealistic goals are impossible to achieve is that we needlessly decide that they are impossible to achieve. With a tiny imaginary spin of history's wheel, Unafraid opens the gates to an America of realistic hope and possibility.