Francis Phelan returned to Albany twenty two years after leaving his family to go on the run because he killed a strike breaker with a rock. All this time he has been tramping around the country, and now back home, he begins to take stock of his past life and come to terms with his family. Kennedy describes three days in his life as Francis wanders around Albany, works at odd jobs, visits with his wife and children and meets his grandson. Although they seem to be willing to take him back, his sense of honor will not allow him to stay.
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Helen, the woman he is currently involved with is sick and he tries to help her with some money, but it is too late. Haunted by the ghosts of his past, Francis finds that changing one's life is not always possible.
The review of this Book prepared by Jack Goodstein