Alphonse: A Novel by Carl Sever

By Carl Sever

After two decades of driving the rails, Alphonse has earned a name for being a kindhearted soul continually able to support. whilst he is helping the Sadlers, a tender couple looking a greater existence in small-town Nineteen Fifties Indiana, he doesn’t intend to stick. yet remain he does, maintaining a detailed eye at the Sadlers and their younger sons—and an excellent nearer eye at the town’s new priest, Father Brennon.

On the skin, Brennon turns out excellent for the job—but Alphonse crossed paths with him years previous within the railyard jungle, and he understands higher. Brennon doesn’t realize Alphonse, yet Alphonse hasn't ever forgotten Brennon . . . or his crimes. So whilst Brennon assigns the Sadlers’ son, Francis, who's now 13, the thankless job of cleansing and conserving the church’s bell tower—work that frequently keeps into the night—Alphonse instantly grows suspicious. quickly, he discovers that his worst fears have come to cross, and he races to discover how to safeguard Francis and show the reality to the Sadler family.

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