|About the Book|
Edward Baxter has fourteen days to wait. In fourteen days, he will know whether he is to live or die. During that time, driven by insanity borne out of grief and rage, Edward embarks on an odyssey of vengeance and self-discovery that will nearlyMoreEdward Baxter has fourteen days to wait. In fourteen days, he will know whether he is to live or die. During that time, driven by insanity borne out of grief and rage, Edward embarks on an odyssey of vengeance and self-discovery that will nearly destroy him.The story begins on the tragic day of his funeral, reminiscent of his wife’s just five years before. Their son, seventeen-year-old Anthony, remembers all too well how his father spoke to him about the cause of his mother’s death – AIDS – which would soon bring about his own death as well. Edward also spoke of a secret journal written the day after he learned the results of his HIV test. He commands Anthony alone to read this journal on the day of his death.Written months before Anthony was born, at the time of his parents’ happiest moments together, the journal recounts every day of the horrific odyssey that his father undertook as he awaited the results of his test. It begins when he learns, by means of an ominous letter, that he may share the doom of a former lover living her last days with full-blown AIDS. The two weeks that follow reveal one man’s slow but inevitable fall from grace, and his even slower journey toward redemption. But will redemption come too late? Will his sins be unforgivable?Fourteen Days is told through two viewpoints, with alternating chapters that follow the experience of young Anthony as he endeavors to read the account of his father’s tumultuous fourteen days.