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Salvation Field
     

Salvation Field

by Jon Marsh
 
This story begins when two worlds collide�one of progress and hope and the other of hate and fear. A senseless and violent murder of a Stanford bound, 17 year old black boy, catapults Jeremy, a 38 year old member of a local White Supremacist group, to reform his life and seek salvation.

Jeremy�s father pounded into his fragile brain, over and over, that

Overview

This story begins when two worlds collide�one of progress and hope and the other of hate and fear. A senseless and violent murder of a Stanford bound, 17 year old black boy, catapults Jeremy, a 38 year old member of a local White Supremacist group, to reform his life and seek salvation.

Jeremy�s father pounded into his fragile brain, over and over, that whites are meant to vehemently hate blacks. He constantly preached that the black man has been and always will be inferior. To this grotesque and disgusting man, blacks are evil and should be wiped off the planet. Jeremy�s father was relentless in his drive to train Jeremy to detest the black man. His father was not a human being. He was a fucking animal!

Jeremy�s mom sat by and watched. She believed in love towards all, but she was too scared to confront her enraged husband. All the repressed emotions took her life early, when they expressed themselves as pancreatic cancer. With his mother gone, Jeremy felt lost and confused. Eventually, his father�s brain-washing overtook Jeremy and he succumbed to his beliefs.

After the murder, Jeremy falls into a drunken depression. He deeply regrets his cowardly act and makes the decision to leave the Group. He struggles with the concept of living, knowing the horrendous act he committed. He sets out on an internal search for redemption.

Through chance or divine intervention, Jeremy crosses paths with a 13 year old, fiery, black boy named Issac. The game of baseball brings them together. Their start is not pretty, but as each encounter passes, they build a strong relationship. With time and experiences, they become each other�s best friend. Jeremy develops such a caring and love for Issac. His daily focus transforms into being Issac�s number one supporter. Issac faces some serious racism while hanging out with Jeremy, but this time, Jeremy is the protector against the hate.

Issac�s father, Richard, has spent all of Issac�s life instilling in him that whites are evil and can never be trusted. Richard has not and will never forgive whites for how they treated blacks throughout the history of our country. Whites are the inferior race and the sun will rise in the West before Richard will accept Issac befriending a white man. Issac does not know any better, so he lives life assuming that all whites are racist.

Life is becoming livable again for Jeremy. Day by day, he feels he is earning some bit of forgiveness and worthiness. After much reluctance from Richard, Jeremy is even welcomed into Isaac�s family. An evening of dinner and sharing allows for Jeremy to genuinely connect with Isaac�s family. A true and real bond is being born. Then Jeremy�s past catches up to everyone.

For months, members from the Group have constantly threatened Jeremy. He committed the two most heinous infractions; he left the Group and he befriended a black. The threats never cease and devastation arrives with a vicious and horrific attack on Isaac�s family.

Jeremy must make things right.....and he does.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940149669059
Publisher:
Jon Marsh
Publication date:
07/28/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
283 KB

Meet the Author

Salvation Field is the first published book by Jon Marsh. He has a children�s book titled �LJ Goes to School�, coming out in December 2014 and an autobiography titled �a Monster in my Head�, set to be released in spring of 2015.

Jon lives in Carmel Valley, CA with his wife Lisa and three beautiful children, Lilli, Beau and Everleigh. Jon is also a huge Oakland A�s fan and is hopeful they will finally win it all this fall.

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