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Category: Historical Fiction
Average Rating: 5.0
Fortnight on Maxwell Street is a reluctant hero's journey of fear and courage set in Chicago in the spring of 1968.
Twenty-four-year-old medical student Nick Weissman spends two weeks delivering babies in the kitchens and bedrooms of the inner city's slum tenements. Over his head medically and unprotected in one of America's most dangerous neighborhoods, his character and resourcefulness are tested in the extreme when a national tragedy intervenes.
The young White protagonist steps into his racial fear, testing his fledgling professionalism and his honor to care for a Black family in grave danger. The embodiment of racial hatred, James Earl Ray moves in parallel with Nick, stalking Martin Luther King, Jr., killing him, and igniting the urban chaos that is the setting for the climax of the story.
This is a gripping story of racial tension and human relations with strongly developed and very realistic characters. The narration by Doug MacKechnie is outstanding and truly enhances the story. I am very impressed with this audiobook and can strongly recommend it.
Note: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
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