The concluding novel in John R. Powers? memorable trilogy set in mid-twentieth century South Side Chicago is the poignant tale of Tim Conroy, an ambitious and gifted young man from a blue collar neighborhood who struggles to find his place in a world that seems riddled with insincerity. Conroy narrates his bittersweet battles with God, sex, career, and family in a voice that evokes an Irish Catholic Holden Caufield. The first two novels in Powers? trilogy, The Last Catholic in America and Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?, have also been reissued in the Loyola Classics series.Powers, John R. is the author of 'Unoriginal Sinner and the Ice-cream God ' with ISBN 9780829424294 and ISBN 0829424296.