The Road to Delano

The Road to Delano

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Overview

With a foreword by Cesar Chavez's spokesman and speechwriter Marc Grossman

A high school senior, Jack Duncan dreams of playing college baseball and leaving the political turmoil of the agricultural town Delano behind. Ever since his father, a grape grower, died ten years earlier, he’s suspected that his mother has been hiding the truth from him about the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

With his family’s property on the verge of a tax sale, Jack drives an old combine into town to sell it. On the road, an old friend of his father shows up with evidence that Jack’s father was murdered. Armed with this new information, Jack embarks on a mission to discover the entire truth, not just about his father but the corruption endemic in the Central Valley.

When Jack’s girlfriend warns him not to do anything to jeopardize their post graduation plans and refuses to help him, Jack turns to his best friend, Adrian, the son of a boycotting fieldworker who works closely with Cesar Chavez. The boys’ dangerous plan to rescue the Duncan family farm leaves Adrian in a catastrophic situation, and Jack must step up to the plate and rescue his family and his friend before he can make his escape from Delano.

The Road to Delano is the path Jack and Adrian must take to find their strength, their duty, their destiny.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781644280317
Publisher: Rare Bird Books
Publication date: 03/10/2020
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 786,427
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

John DeSimone is a published writer, novelist, and teacher. He's been an adjunct professor and holds an MFA in creative writing from Spalding University. He is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Leonardo's Chair and No Ordinary Man.

A graduate of Carnegie Mellon, Ramon de Ocampo is best known for his television work,
especially for his recurring roles on many hit TV shows, including The West Wing,
Notorious, 12 Monkeys, and Sons of Anarchy. A longtime audiobook narrator, Ramon is an Audie Award nominee and has won eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards.

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