Drapkin Books

Now and at the Hour​

Billy Malsavage is a young aide at a state institution for developmentally disabled people. Among the “residents” in his assigned group are Buddy, a 54-year-old man with severe cerebral palsy who longs to leave his useless body and ascend to heaven; and Ricky, a twelve-year old boy who lived a normal life until a football accident left him unable to walk or talk or take care of himself. Billy has his own difficult issues and demons, but he comes to care very much for Buddy and Ricky. This is a story about three isolated people who struggle to connect with others and to find some meaning, and maybe even salvation, in their sad lives.

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