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by Eric Charles May

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Bedrock Faith by Eric Charles May, follows the life of Stew Pot Reeves who returns to his far South-side neighborhood after serving 14 years in prison.  Stew Pot’s transformation from a frightening delinquent into the moral judge of his neighbors is explored through his encounters and confrontations in the neighborhood.

Bedrock Faith was selected by the Chicago Public Library as the 2021 One Book, One Chicago.

Eric Charles May, now a resident of Hyde Park, is an associate professor of Fiction Writing at Columbia College Chicago.  He is a former reporter for The Washington Post.  He was born and raised in Morgan Park, which informs the novel.


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