Perceived Valuable : Precious Black Diamond
When Isaac Bragg was 6 years old, his mother abandoned him, leaving him to fend for himself with only his father to turn to. With his father often away gambling, Isaac was all alone, wandering the streets of Paradise Hills at night, shedding hopeless tears. He was on the verge of giving up on life and losing all hope. Then one summer afternoon three years later, he met a young white prostitute named Laura. She became his mother, showering him with love and restoring his strength and the faith he had once lost. Through her unconditional love, she molded him into a strong-willed survivor. She taught him how to cope with situations and struggles and, most importantly, to never give up on life. Sitting beneath the stars, they rehearsed a special phrase that only the two of them remembered for the rest of their lives. The world saw Laura as a prostitute. But 9-year-old Isaac only saw a loving mother and a dear friend. Despite how the world perceived them, they meant the world to one another. They were each missing a piece that the other one held. Isaac had been deprived of a mother figure. Laura had been deprived of the joy of having a son. Together they formed a bond that will last throughout the ages. She searched his soul, finding a value buried deep within him that nobody had discovered before. He finally felt life was good and slowly mending itself back together. Everything seemed perfect - until the woman he loved so much was suddenly taken away from him. She left this life without a moment's notice, sending the world crashing back down on him. For Isaac, the pain became unbearable. He had no other option but to turn to a small group of friends in the neighborhood. They all had one thing in common: pain. Together as a pack, they desperately searched the deadly streets of PH for a way to ease the pain they all held deep inside - even if it mean causing it to others.
- Paperback | 154 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 8.89mm | 290.3g
- 08 Jun 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations