By Alex Kotlowitz
This is often the relocating and strong account of two remarkable boys suffering to outlive in Chicago's Henry Horner houses, a public housing complex disfigured through crime and overlook.
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Cursed. * * * With one hand pressed to the small of her back, Anne-Marie stretched work-stiffened muscles. Chasing after toddlers and preschoolers all day was hard work, she didn’t care what anybody said. Ear infections, pink eye, runny noses, head lice and all, she wouldn’t trade it for anything. She couldn’t even comprehend why a person would want to be an adult doctor. What was the fun in that? Her father, God love him, couldn’t understand why she had chosen pediatrics. She linked her hands together and stretched them high overhead, before sighing with relief.
The word was a whisper, a question almost too faint for her to hear. Her eyes fell on the patient’s name. Mariah Delia McNeil. The mother’s name seemed to leap of the paper. Sheri McNeil-Deceased. And the father’s name. Jasper Wayne McNeil Jr. Jazz. Oh, dear Lord, she prayed, as her heart started to pound in a slow, deep rhythm. Dazed, she turned around and met the black eyes she had dreamed about for a good part of her young life. The years since he had left fell away and she could see the boy she knew.
He’s not in the office this week. I’m Anne-Marie Kincade,” she responded. They kept forgetting to update the sign out front. In a town as small as Briarwood, most everybody knew Anne-Marie had accepted Jake’s offer to join the practice so they weren’t in a big hurry. She headed to the door and glanced at the paperwork without really seeing it. A drink. Just a nice glass of white wine and something to eat, she thought. And my chair, she wished longingly. I want my chair. And chocolate…I really need chocolate.
There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in The Other America by Alex Kotlowitz