House of Good Hope PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

House of Good Hope free pdf It was a crumbling city, like so many others. But in Hartford five gifted young men, who met as high school athletes, promised their lives to the hometown that shaped them even as it was coming apart. They intended to go far. They would, they pledged, bring back college degrees and commit themselves to living and working in Hartford. This is the story of those five men and how they kept, or broke, that promise--told by a writer whose own family history and departure are also part of Hartford's struggle. It is a story of hope and heartbreak- love, sacrifice, and murder- big-time college football and police brutality- a drug sting that fells a high school coach- and, finally, a reunion of friends who have learned how hard it is to honor the past and live for the future in a place like Hartford. Through it all Michael Downs comes to terms with his own decision to leave his hometown and abandon his ailing grandparents to a city that shows little mercy. His is very much a narrative of our nation of migrants and immigrants, where we must forever ask: What happens to those we leave behind? And how can we make peace with ourselves when we can no longer help the places we once called home?

About Michael Downs

Michael Downs is a writer and journalist.

Details Book

Author : Michael Downs
Publisher : University of Nebraska Press
Data Published : 01 April 2007
ISBN : 0803260121
EAN : 9780803260122
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 326 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews House of Good Hope



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Society for the Relief of the Insane, 1833 free pdfSociety for the Relief of the Insane, 1833

    Excerpt from Society for the Relief of the Insane. 1833: The Institution Located at Hartford. in Connecticut. Annual Meeting at Hartford. 2d Wednesday of May 3..


  • Finally Free  :  An Autobiography free pdfFinally Free : An Autobiography

    One of the most talented and polarizing athletes of our generation. Michael Vick s stunning story has captured news headlines across the nation. From his poverty-stricken youth. to his success on the field in high school and college..


  • The Man Who Could Freeze Time free pdfThe Man Who Could Freeze Time

    Charles Darling began writing poetry in the late sixties. crafting extraordinary poems out of ordinary. everyday events. At the same time. he was teaching courses in literature and writing for Capital Community College in Hartford..


  • It's Kind of a Funny Story free pdfIt's Kind of a Funny Story

    Like many ambitious New York City teenagers. Craig Gilner sees entry into Manhattan's Executive Pre-Professional High School as the ticket to his future. Determined to succeed at life. which means getting into the right high school to get into the right college to get the right job..


  • It's Kind of a Funny Story free pdfIt's Kind of a Funny Story

    Like many ambitious New York City teenagers. Craig Gilner sees entry into Manhattan's Executive Pre-Professional High School as the ticket to his future. Determined to succeed at life. which means getting into the right high school to get into the right college to get the right job..


  • House of Good Hope free pdfHouse of Good Hope

    . It was a crumbling city, like so many others. But in Hartford five gifted young men, who met as high school athletes, promised their lives to the hometown that shaped them even as it was coming apar