About the Book
How did I become who I am? Many have asked this, probing the vast expanse of the mind. Barry, a streetwise criminal from Columbus, Ohio, never asked. At age twenty, he knew who he was and how to get what he wanted. It was like that until he was on the business end of Ed’s .357 revolver. Ed knew who he was and had what he wanted, until he found himself stripped of everything important. Shirley struggled as a single mom of two teens, following the loss of her husband eight years ago. She longed for companionship once more. Ed and Shirley understood the loss of family. Barry never had one. The three were strangers but share a common bond—they had been robbed of the affections of a complete family. Individually, Ed, Shirley, or Barry could not envision a pathway to overcome their misfortune. Collectively, they possessed ample skills to move their lives in a wholly new, exhilarating direction. When Ed makes a questionable moral choice that will profoundly affect Barry’s life, Shirley acquiesces. It ultimately affects the future of all three. An unlikely trio at the beginning, they initiated a daring adventure. The mind is magical. It can change people. Utopia can become reality, but only if they permit it.