Chestnut Street

Chestnut Street

by Simon Landry


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Philadelphia; 1969: The city is in turmoil as the race riots rage on. James Monroe, an up and coming journalist, stumbles across a dangerous plot that could turn the tides in the civil rights movement.

Philadelphia; 2013: Sam Brighton, a humble high school math teacher enjoying his life with his family, is framed—incriminating pictures of one of his students has somehow been planted on his phone, and he quickly becomes a pariah, is labeled as a pedophile, and is found guilty of the crime. His world suddenly crumbles to pieces as he loses everything he holds dear. Sam can’t make sense of what happened but he knows one thing for sure – he’s innocent.

Little does he know that he has been sacrificed in order to protect powerful men that want to make sure the forbidden information discovered in the late ’60s never sees the light of day. Sam quickly realizes that he is the only person who can prove his innocence and immediately springs into action. He navigates through the seedy underworld of Philadelphia, fighting for his life but more importantly, the truth.

In desperation, Sam scrambles about the city to discover his connection to this sordid plot, clear his name, and return to his family. What he uncovers is a conspiracy spanning almost a half-century that could rock the City of Brotherly Love to its core.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620062234
Publisher: Sunbury Press, Inc.
Publication date: 10/27/2019
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Simon Landry was born in Montreal in 1979. He graduated from Laval University with a bachelor's degree in education in 2003. He has since then been teaching high school mathematics. An avid reader, Simon decided to plunge into creative writing in 2017 during his spare time. Chestnut Street is his first published novel. He currently lives with his wife and two children in Montreal.
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