Glenn Cox, author of Donovan’s Charge
Book Bogglers will be hosting its second reading– for all those out there like us who crave real time with real people gathering to celebrate real books– at Symposia Community Bookshop in Hoboken New Jersey. If you haven’t been to Hoboken, it’s two stops from Manhattan on the Path Train–a poetic little city with a mind of its own–much like Symposia, a bookstore that hasn’t bent its idealism in these times of high rents and high pressure from the mega-book sellers on-line and off.
Join us for a Read-Along and a glass of wine–and the camaraderie of other friends of the book!
Donovan’s Charge, a Drama in 3 Rings by Glenn Cox & E. Merwin to be released in print and e-book in October 2015 on-line and at a community-minded bookshop near you.
If you were cornered in your room, attacked with two weapons–would you fight for your life? What if walking out of that room alive would cost you 17 years of your life?
DONOVAN’S CHARGE recounts the drama of how one New Yorker—city worker, life guard, counselor—fights off an attacker and administers CPR until the arrival of the police—only to find himself on Riker’s Island, facing a murder charge.
When his attacker dies, Cox is found guilty of murder and receives a life sentence. After two years in a law library, he wins his appeal and the conviction is unanimously overturned by a panel of five Appellate Judges. On hearing the good news that the charge has been reduced—family, friends, officers and inmates anticipate Cox’s release. However, he is hit again with the max—a sentence of which he will serve 17 years.
Based on trial transcripts and witness accounts, the drama recreates the attack, the trial and Cox’s life in this 3 ring circus. Its main theme is innocence, both in court and spirit. And how one man preserves his—with the help of the spirit of the boy who, with his toy soldiers and trusty steed Donovan, stays by his side until the day they are released.
Today a NYC subway singer—Glenn continues to rely on the spirit of the boy within for creative strength.