Can a deaf-blind old man help you find and live the Pristine American Dream?
This compelling novel is not about young romance, prep wrestling, the deaf or the deaf-blind. It is not about terrorism, the holocaust, or understanding death. They are the framework for this heartwarming story about a never-a-serious-thought high school senior and his best friend, a deaf-blind, legless old man, who teaches him how to capture and hold The Pristine American Dream.
Jon Roades, a High-school student growing up in the small town of Declo Idaho in the 1960’s, considers himself more average than a telephone pole, destined to stay in his home town, get a job in one of the potato factories, get married, buy a new TV and get a large belly before he's fifty. Then a deaf-blind, legless man named Ur moves into town. Jon discovers that his big dreams of holding the hand of a pretty cheerleader named Moose or winning a national wrestling championship are possible with the help of Ur's spectacular insight into living the American Dream. Through humor, parables, a healthy dose of action, and lessons taken from Ur’s trials in Nazi Germany during World War II, Jon learns about his inherent rights and the prospective joy they can bring to his life.