From the Bronx, New York City, MARK CRANE writes this thoughtful, often humorous memoir, the story of a subway motorman who fights to maintain his natural custody of his two children.
Facing divorce from a vengeful and legally-savvy ex, the author finds a legal sinkhole developing under his feet, and a true modern Orwellian struggle ensues. This story turns the sanctity of the court system on its head, exposing its elaborate machinations, petty and devious, to the reader.
Still, Crane succeeds in telling his very personal story of a Pennsylvania native finding his way to New York, trying to make sense of life and love.
This father of four earned his BA from New York University. He has served as both Probation Officer and Senior Court Clerk for the State of New York. As activist, he has organized various NYC-based efforts to stop the Darfur genocide.
Mr. Crane blogs at Motormanmark.com about matters both serious and humorous, as varied as politics and parenthood, public policy... More > and home repair.< Less