Tuesday, June 25, 2019

What I Am Reading

Dear Marcus, A Letter to the Man Who Shot Me by Jerry McGill

At age thirteen, as he was walking home from a friend's house, Jerome McGill was shot in the back and became a quadriplegic. The shooter was never apprehended so therefore the identity of his shooter remains a mystery.  Thirty years later, he decided to writer a letter to the person who shot him.  He arbitrarily picked the name Marcus and shares his feelings and the results of the shooting, physically, mentally, emotionally and relational. McGill now goes by Jerry, because things that Jerome wanted will never be.  He has recovered some use of his arms, he has gotten a bachelors in literature from Fordham University and a masters in education from Pacific University.  He currently lives in Portland.  It is a very good book that gives insight into the life and mind of one person.  

1 comment:

Fuji said...

Sounds like a very interesting read.