Meet the most hated woman in America: Jenny Sanders (also known as the country’s most successful gun control advocate). On her way to New York City, to the site of yet another shooting, she encounters one of her many opponents. Their shocking collision will plunge you directly into the world of James Boice’s fourth and most urgent novel.
It begins with Lee Fisher, a boy raised as a patriot and native son who cannot escape the influence of his troubled father. The heir to a massive family fortune, Lee struggles to find his place in the world. By the time a stranger walks through the unlocked door of his New York City penthouse, Lee is as terrified by his own isolation as he is by the threat posed by the intruder. The stranger ? unarmed teenager Clayton Kabede ? carries with him an immigrant story as profound as theAmerican experience itself.
Refugees and militia men, Russian physicists and inner city teens, Rikers Island inmates and Second Amendment repealists, beat cops and $1000-per-hour defense attorneys ? James Boice delivers an unprecedented portrait of contemporary America through the prism of a single shooting.
"InThe Shooting, James Boice offers a timely and scathing indictment of our current gun-happy culture, cross-cutting hearts and minds in his incomparable take-no-prisoners style. Another stunner from Boice." ?Elizabeth Crane, author ofThe History of Great Things
?Finding James Boice has been a revelation for me. His hard-bitten prose flies off the page at you like the cracking of a machine gun...” ?Tony O’Neill, author ofSick City
?James Boice’s sentences crack like hot electric bullwhips across the backs of America’s demons.” ?Christopher Ransom, author ofThe Birthing House
?Boice’s prose grabs you and never lets go.” ?Orlando Sentinel
?[James Boice] masterfully employs a style all his own.” ?Boston Magazine
?There’s a jittery brilliance... [James Boice] has considerable stylistic flair.” ?Kirkus Reviews