Bill and his wife, Margaret, have been life-long friends of the Schrecks. Margaret anonymously authors an atheist blog; her posts attract the anger of a religious zealot, who in his threatening comments on the blog indicates he not only knows Margaret’s identity, but where she lives. Teddy interjects himself into the conflict, for a variety of aspirational reasons, including an unfulfilled desire to be a hero to someone. His wife and daughters caution him, but he ignores their advice, entangles himself in the back-and-forth between Margaret and “The Lord’s Sword,” as the dangerous zealot labels himself. Events unfold with tragic consequences for both families.
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In the summer of 1999, he was awarded a professional artist residency at the OxBow Summer Arts Program for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Saugatuck, Michigan. He lives in Downers Grove, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, with his wife.
McNamara is the author of the novels A Life Without Grace, A Final Reflection, and Hunter’s War, A Novella, and Selected Short Stories, all available from Amazon.com.
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