Best Boy by Eli Gottlieb 246 pages

A beautiful, heart-warming novel about Todd Aaron, an autistic man who has been institutionalized for all of his adult life.  Todd is the narrator, so it is through his eyes, ears and voice that the reader experiences life at Payton Living Center as well as snippets of his childhood.  Todd also introduces his readers to Raykene, his favorite worker at the Center, Mike, his least favorite worker, Tommy Doon, his angry roommate, his parents, his brother, his sister-in-law and several other well-drawn characters.

Best Boy is a novel I could pick up again in several years and discover new and fascinating things within it.

Best Boy by Eli Gottlieb 246 pages

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