Joe Washington owns a travel agency and is accused of several counts of theft. Joe is innocent and is given the choice between 30 days of house arrest if he pleads guilty or the possibility of spending five to seven years in prison if he goes to trial. For Joe to go to trial means committing "Social Suicide" and the possibility of losing his family, his business, his freedom and his life are real possibilities. Joe Washington's integrity and his character, two of the things that identify who he is, cannot be compromised and will take Joe and his best friend on an unforgettable journey . Joe, who is "Black" and his best friend, who is "white" join forces to try to keep Joe out of prison. This story is an emotional roller coaster that takes on impossible odds. The place is Olympia, Washington and the year is 1995. Equal under the law, what does that mean for a "Black America".
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a moving and inspiring story that tackles the issues of racism and the bonds that define a friendship. Presented with a decision that will define the rest of his life, Joe is willing to take on a huge risk to his character and legacy in order to do what's right. The book offers a variety of viewpoints from childhood to adulthood and the experiences throughout that define the decisions one makes in his life. Sometimes people don't understand the fight they are fighting until they are in the middle of it, just as this story weaves through the reasons to fight for the way things should be. I recommend this book for its dedication to the truth and the contrast to the way people expect things to be, with a genuinely beautiful outcome.
This was a great read from start to finish. The reader can clearly tell the passion the author has for the struggle he was fighting. I liked it because the author was genuine and heartfelt about his battle. His friend's freedom hung in the balance and the struggle and frustration the author felt came off the pages and stuck an emotional cord for me. I really enjoyed it!