Alphonse: A Novel by Carl Sever

By Carl Sever

After two decades of using the rails, Alphonse has earned a name for being a kindhearted soul constantly able to support. whilst he is helping the Sadlers, a tender couple looking a greater existence in small-town Fifties Indiana, he doesn’t intend to stick. yet remain he does, conserving an in depth eye at the Sadlers and their younger sons—and a fair 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 past within the railyard jungle, and he understands greater. 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 activity of cleansing and protecting 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 go, and he races to discover the way to safeguard Francis and demonstrate the reality to the Sadler family.

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