If you can imagine Huckleberry Finn crossed with One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, then you have a sense of what Stanley James has to offer. This satirically humorous, occasionally dark, but always intensely human novel will trigger every familiar emotion and may even awaken some that are dormant. It is so engaging that it comes with a warning, but few readers will be able to stop reading before they are swept away and changed by this incredible story of a learning disabled boy.
Stanley James is born December 21, 1950, in Alexandria, Minnesota, where progress
is an article of faith, and the new middle class lives in homogenous homes on tree-
While Stanley James and the boys smoke stolen cigarettes in secret places, they try to solve theological, ethical, and pragmatic problems. Though their speech is simplistic, the conversations provide profound and disturbing insights into complex spiritual issues. Surely many of Stanley’s thought are heretical, but are they more coherent than society's orthodox truths?