The lives of the main characters intertwine in conflict during WWII, while their experiences nurture the dreams of a young boy. More
The Ordained is a suspenseful novel of 135,000 words about a group of American lives ordained to intertwine during the years 1938 to 1947. They are Chicago gangsters, an idealistic physician, Mississippi gamblers and sharecroppers, both white and black, countrified women who fight starvation and broken dreams with prostitution; and good men who simply turn bad feeling life ordained them to destitution. And at the core of all their moments in time together is a small boy who represents a wishful end to their separate broken dreams. They are The Ordained.