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INSEPARABLE

David Kruh

Tommy knew the right thing to do was turn them in to the cops. But that wasn't the adventurous thing to do!

What happened to the three men who escaped from Alcatraz prison in June 1962? Did they meet the same watery fate as dozens who preceded them into the cold San Francisco Bay? There is credible evidence two of them - brothers John and Clarence Anglin - not only survived but lived for years in South America. Inseparable is a fictional account of how a 13-year-old boy named Tommy helped them to freedom.

Tommy O’Conner was an only child whose mother, a widow of the Korean Conflict, had been left to make it on her own. She passed her independent, sometimes lonely spirit, to her son. But Tommy was also, in many ways, no different than other boys his age who dreamed of adventure. Then, one June day in 1962, his daydreams were interrupted by the real thing when he came face to face with John and Clarence Anglin - two of the Alcatraz escapees - and made the decision which would change all their lives.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

David Kruh is the published author of several books on Boston history and the co-author, with his father Louis, on a book about presidential homes and landmarks. A frequent contributor to the Boston Globe, Boston Herald and History Magazine, David is also a published and produced playwright, and a popular lecturer on a variety of historical subjects. Inseparable is his debut novel.

REVIEWS

“It's a coming of age tale that tests the bonds of human connection ... and is highly recommended” — D. Donovan, Midwest Book Review