CRY FATHER BY BENJAMIN WHITMER
Painted across the expansive skies of Colorado, Cry Father, is a new classic in American Noir, weaving beauty with brutality, emotion with apathy. Stretching vistas and rolling mountains brilliantly counter creeping urban sprawl and seedy suburbia. The fragile and imperfect lives carving out a path in this intricate maze, perfectly described by Whitmer, are real and true. We meet Patterson Wells, brokenhearted and directionless after life shattering loss. He is more hopeless than hopeful, and an unlikely lead. When Wells meets Junior, his neighbor’s angry, unstable son, a sordid story unfolds, following drug dealers, murderers, abusers, as well as imperfect fathers and sons. This is a rich, layered story with a touching and true end.