What if the only way to survive your life is to go back in history and right the wrongs of two other men’s lives?
Patrick Walsh finds himself in this precarious position as he goes back in time from modern day New York City to:
˃˃˃ The French Caribbean in 1790
Biracial plantation owner Patrice Beaumont is known as a “kinder” slave master and claims to be committed to ending slavery, but his actions don’t back-up his words. Is being the “best of the worst” all he’s capable of?
˃˃˃ 1863 New York City
Irish street fighter Patrick Allen is days away from the biggest fight of his career, when the Draft Riots ignite dangerous racial conflicts around the city. Never one to take sides outside the ring, he steers clear of the angry mobs. So when he stumbles on a lynching in progress, who can expect him to do anything more than look away?
Tackling race relations from a unique perspective, Failed Moments is a thought-provoking adventure that questions the measure of a man not by his decision to do no harm, but his willingness to act on what is right.
5-star Amazon reviews:
“I did love this book, the story was amazingly original and the connection you make with the characters are heartfelt and genuine. It has a great ending that ties the story up nicely and leaves you fully satisfied.”
“Robert Allen weaves together a deeply personal narrative with societal and historical threads to create a novel that tackles timeless and complex issues of race, class, and status — accentuating their impact on people’s individual journeys.”