Forty years of life shaped by death...and donkey basketball.
The dead began to speak to him, at first, each in turn, then in a riot of
cacophonous discord, calling to him as he passed. "Stop," they cried,
"consider me! Look upon me. Consider my life."
In 1981, James Matthews was a vibrant, inquisitive ten year old boy, just setting out to explore his tiny share of the universe in small town Oklahoma. When he loses his beloved older brother in a tragic accident at the local lake, he is set on a course for the next three decades that leaves him alone: separated from family, friends, even himself and denying the value of life itself. That is, until one day when he is finally confronted with the undeniable choice that forces him to choose between life and death.
City of Refuge chronicles one man’s life, beset by the walls and roadblocks of his own construction.